Volkswagen Group plans for 2016
A host of announcements have emerged from Volkswagen Group as the company has revealed that a successor to the Volkswagen Crafter will be built at a new plant in Wrzesnia, Poland. This new plant will create a minimum of 2300 new jobs while production will commence from end of 2016.
Volkswagen Group has also confirmed plans to build the next generation Tiguan at Hanover Plant in 2016. This model will be constructed on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) while the company has also confirmed plans for a next generation Porsche Panamera which will be built in Leipzig from 2016. This model will ride on an MSB Platform and will come in with six and eight cylinder engine options.
The upcoming Crafter successor will be best suited for all company growth markets across the globe and is sure to take Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles ahead in their race to becoming a globally active manufacturer.
The new company plant in Wrze?nia is the second such plant in Poland adding to the plant at Pozna? from where the Caddy urban delivery vans are produced. This upcoming plant will be spread over an area of 220 hectares and will consist of a body shop, paint shop and final assembly unit, construction of which will be completed by end of 2016.
Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles will be produced from the company plant in Hanover while the next generation Panamera will be produced from Leipzig.
“With the decision to produce the Crafter in Poland, we have laid the foundations for the strategic reorientation of our light commercial vehicles,” said Dr. Leif Östling, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft responsible for commercial vehicles. He continued: “The Crafter is outstandingly well-suited for all the growth markets of the world and will take Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles a stage forward on its way to becoming a globally active manufacturer.”