Volkswagen (VW) is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen is the original and top-selling marqueof the Volkswagen Group, the biggest German automaker and the second biggest automaker in the world. Volkswagen has three cars in the top 10 list of best-selling cars of all time compiled by the website 24/7 Wall St: the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Passat. With these three cars, Volkswagen has the most cars of any automobile manufacturer in the list that are still being manufactured.
Volkswagen ranks first in spending the most money of any automaker on research and development. Volkswagen means “people’s car” in German (pronounced [ˈfɔlksˌvaːɡən].) Its current slogan is Das Auto (The Car).
Volkswagen Group makes successful start to 2012. Sales revenue rises 26.3 percent to €47.3 billion (€37.5 billion) in first quarter, Operating profit up 10.2 percent to €3.2 billion (€2.9 billion), Global market share of passenger car market improves to 12.2 percent (11.9 percent), Automotive Division net liquidity at €15.8 billion Volkswagen is one of the most profitable company there is . With his succesfull start in 2012, Volkswagen is more decided then ever to become the world top carmaker.
Through a program called customer testimonials volkwagen keeps a verry close relationship with its customers, thus improving its services and products. In a survey done by truecar.com, volkswagen toped in the car market of america. This survey targeted the gen x people ( born in the 1970s, 80s and late 90s) Forbes magazine presented the percentage of brand awarness of VW in America which is a healty 82%.
And the average price of VW. The XL1, the wonder car of VW wich consumes less that 1 litre per 100 kilometers. A diesel/plug-in hybrid wich combines an e-motor with a 0.8 l two cylinder TDI engeine. The distribution channels of volkswagen partenered up with porches thus enhanching their horizons. Volkswagen advertises thourgh all media channels TV, Internet and posters. The newest promotion of volkswagen is the new Jetta which comes with a special fixed interest rate of 0.9%. And a very accesible price for marvelous senda. The motto is: “Stai calm.
Condu o jetta”. Volskwagen is the peoples choice because as it name translated from german “The peoples car”, it provides a support for families, meaning that it’s a cheap car, that comes with high quality and last but not least fact is that is perfect for families concerning the space and design. A big company as volkswagen is always concerd for it employees, thus ensuring their best perfomance through innovative tehniques of HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGING VW wants to surpas dacia on the romanian market by declaring that they will conceive the VW that will cost 6000 euros. The new volkswagen up, the car of the year 2012
Volkswagen relies on its luxury brands to gain ground against its main competitors General Motors and Toyota, while the European car market is in crisis. Lightweight and low drag are hallmarks of great sportscar design. But when paired with a super-efficient, hybrid powertrain, you have the Volkswagen’s XL1 that has been formally introduced in Geneva today. When the 1,700-lb, carbon-fiber-bodied two-seater hits the road, its claimed 261 miles per gallon will make it the world’s most-fuel-efficient production car. Though “production car” might be a stretch since VW said in a February press release that the XL1 would be built using “handcrafting-like production methods.” We translate that to mean you won’t be seeing many of these cars on the road.
Though no one at VW has mentioned pricing yet, early rumors suggested a six-figure price tag. Volkswagen has released its spot for this year’s big game. Set to air during the second quarter, the Get Happy spot follows one jubilant office worker as he makes his way through the day, spreading joy wherever he goes. The source of his happiness? AVolkswagen Beetle, of course. Now, if you’re wondering why a gaggle of white guys are running around on your screen with Jamaican accents, it will help to know the spot is part of a larger Get Happy campaignfeaturing Jimmy Cliff.
With 55.5% of the voting rights in the shareholders of the company, Volkswagen took control truck manufacturer MAN, according Tuesday. Volkswagen already owns Swedish manufacturer Scania trucks. “Volkswagen is more than pleased with the result. As a result, we aim to achieve substantial synergies between MAN, Scania and Volkswagen in the interest of all shareholders, employees and customers is much closer, “said in a statement the Director General of the German giant, Martin Winterkorn. Automotive News reports General Motors and Volkswagen will vie for the the sales title in China next year.
Buyers in the country have been keen to snap up Audi sedans, and the cars’ popularity amongst Chinese bureaucrats has helped bolster Volkswagen in the region. Next year, analysts project the German automaker will sell 2.7 million vehicles in China through 2013, thanks in part to new or revised versions of the Volkswagen Santana and Golf as well as the Skoda Octavia and Audi Q3.
Volkswagen increased its revenues by 14% in Q1 2011, up from 4.1 million vehicles. German company estimates that in the second half of the year will exceed the growth rate of the market, according to Mediafax. World market posted a 6.1% of sales in the first six months, according to VW. Volkswagen (VW) is preparing to open next year, a showroom on the Champs Elysees in Paris, where the only auto dealership presented so far were those of PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault, emblems of French industry, but the economic crisis affected financial and going through Europe.
VW’s market share in France rose in the first quarter to 13.5% from 11.9% in the corresponding period last year, while Peugeot and Renault lost 1.5 percentage points, according to the Association of Builders French cars. German Volkswagen group sales rose 8.9% in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year to 4.45 million units, driven by markets in North America and China, while European operations are continue to face difficulties. In North America, sales rose 22% to 390,000 units, while in Asia Pacific with 18%, to 1.48 million.
European Division of Volkswagen recorded a modest advance of just 1.8%, to 1.93 million cars. Excluding Germany, sales in Western Europe fell by 5.7% to 1.01 million. Automaker Volkswagen is drumming up awareness for its new Up vehicle via an iPad and iPhone application that puts consumers behind the driving wheel. The app is available in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italian and Spain. It lets consumers learn more about the model through an interactive racing game. “As typical for Volkswagen, we address customers of all ages,” said Corey Proffitt, a spokesman for Volkswagen, Herndon, VA. “Conquering young buyers and emphasizing downsizers is also our goal.” VW Romania has a Facebook page to on wich you can find out the latest news about Volkswagen. A glimps into VWs’ financial reports.
FRANKFURT — Volkswagen AG plans to increase financial backing for its vehicles in Europe by one-third to strengthen customers’ loyalty. The automaker will finance or lease 40 percent of new VW, Seat, Skoda and Audi models delivered in Europe within four years compared with 30 percent in 2011, Frank Witter, the head of the manufacturer’s financial unit, said in an interview. Year over year, Volkswagen AG has been able to grow revenues from €142.1B EUR to €192.7B EUR. Most impressively, the company has been able to reduce the percentage of sales devoted to income tax expense from 2.20% to 1.87%. This was a driver that led to a bottom line growth from €15.4B EUR to €21.7B EUR.
Earnings before interest and taxes, which rose 2.1 percent to 11.5 billion euros ($15.2 billion) in 2012, probably won’t increase this year, Wolfsburg, Germany-based Volkswagen said today in a statement. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg is for 2013 profit of 14 billion euros. The shares dropped 7.1 percent, the most since Oct. 4, 2011. German carmaker Volkswagen has followed luxury auto makers Daimler and BMW in announcing record sales figure for 2012.
Europe’s unrivaled auto leader now produces one out of every four cars sold on the continent. In 2012, Volkswagen delivered 5.74 million passenger cars to customers around the world – up 12.7 percent from a year earlier, the car manufacturer based in Wolfsburg announced Friday. December sales of 517,900 units – up 30 percent from the same month in 2011 – capped the best-ever year for the world’s second-largest automaker, which sold one out of four new cars in Europe in 2012.
The German company was able to boost sales most notably in Asian and American markets, which, according to VW chief sales executive Christian Klingler, more than offset slumping sales in Europe. Volkswagen AG predicted the first quarter would be worse than a year earlier, adding to a forecast last week that 2013 operating profit probably wouldn’t increase as Europe’s auto market shrinks.
The first quarter 2013 “will be clearly below” the first quarter of last year, Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch said in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung published yesterday. He didn’t provide additional details. Because German car market has shrunk winch will dragged down the overall performance, Volkswagen predicts that the business profit in 2013 will maintain the level of last year. Martin Vindeln, CEO of Volkswagen, said that the business profit in 2012 was Euro 11.5 billion, only increased 2.1% year on year; the business profit in 2013 may stop growing.
He announced that facing the fierce competition and the large-scale crisis of European main markets, Volkswagen also can’t completely avoid. The uncertainty of economic environment continues. At present, Volkswagen makes up the loss inn Europe depending on the growth in China and U.S. markets and the luxury car field. European new car registration was at the new low of the same period of the past 23 years last month, and it was the worst level in 2012 over the past 17 years. Volkswagen’s sales also declined in Europe, but the market share was 24.8%, increased 1.6%.