Whilst already having the GLI and GTI twins on the market in China, FAW-VW are planning to introduce a third sports line named the R-Line specifically for the Chinese market. Whilst the G-brothers focus entirely on meaty power plants, the R-Line will focus on styling and will be available on the entire Sagitar range.

The Sagitar R-Line will likely…

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Volkswagen owners have long complained about potential faults with their vehicles DSG gearbox but haven’t received a great deal of official feedback from VW. Now VW are recalling over 640,000 vehicles in China owing to gearbox and engine faults with the majority of vehicles being the popular VW Golf and Lavida models as well as over 18,000 imported…

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The 7th Volkswagen Golf has become one of the most anticipated cars in the Chinese market, the Golf first came to China as the fourth generation at the FAW-VW but skipped a generation and then came back to China as the sixth generation. The 6th generation has been a highly popular model for Volkswagen China, the rapid introduction of the seventh generation…

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As part of Chinese premier Li Ke Qiang’s visit to Germany, Li Keqiang met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin along with Volkswagen’s Board of Management Jochem Heizmann and Chinese partners from First Automobile Works with a view to strengthening their strategic cooperation in further developing the Foshan production plant as well as investing…

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The New VW Jetta has been out on Chinese roads for a few weeks now along with the New Santana which look virtually indistinguishable from each other and look fairly similar to the larger Bora and Lavida, the only real differences being the FAW-VW and SH-VW badging on the rear of the car. Autohome.com.cn are running with spy pictures of a ‘poverty specification’…

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Yesterday FAW-VW’s Vice President Mr. Qin Huan Ming revealed to Chinese press that the company is considering creating a new low level brand for the Chinese market. Mr. Qin revealed that FAW-VW were likely to create new brand based off the outgoing Mk2 Jetta where four new models would be created priced at 60,000RMB to 80,000RMB with yearly production…

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FAW-VW have announced the extension of the joint venture between the two companies ahead of time. The original agreement was due to expire in 2016 but as a show of confidence in the joint venture both Volkswagen and First Automobile Works hammered out a new deal at the recent FAW-Volkswagen advisory board meeting in Foshan, China.

The talks also…

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Volkswagen’s plan to capture the Southern Chinese market where Japanese brands rule the roost took a step forward earlier today when the first Audi Q3 came off the Foshan production lines.

The Audi Q3 is currently imported into China from Europe and is nearly on par with the Audi Q5 in terms of pricing thanks to import taxes which boost…

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FAW-VW’s GLI has been spied plenty of times in China, but is it any nearer production? The Chinese media seem to think it is on the verge of rolling down the Jetta production line complete with indpendent rear suspension and of course the much required 2.0T engine that is shared with the Golf GTI, which FAW-VW also make.

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Over the past few days a number of rumors have appeared regarding VW in China, the rumors are basically:Shanghai VW are planning a new factory in Changsha, FAW-VW are planning a factory in Inner Mongolia.

As before with the Shanghai-VW investment in Xinjiang we broke the story first, it seemed an odd investment for a Shanghai based auto company to…

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Quattro fans will be happy to hear that Audi are adding the Quattro running gear to the 2.0T Audi for the Chinese market. The AWD system has so far been installed only on Audi’s flagship six cylinder turbo assisted vehicles which made them rather expensive when compared to the normal FWD models.

The Audi A range of vehicles has been given a major…

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FAW-VW recently sent a memorandum from its HQ to its dealers: Stop Adding Price Premiums to Cars. The Chinese auto market is a strange one, imported or foreign brands can command a price premium that consumers are more than willing to pay, Chinese domestic brands hardly suffer from this and consumers expect to pay under the asking price for…

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The Jetta as we know it in China, aka the 1982 Mark 2 Jetta, will be seeing the end of its long life in the next few months as the new JettaNF takes the center stage. The Jetta became known as the ultimate work horse as a taxi and fleet vehicle as well as low cost economy vehicle, the Sagitar came later as a compact model to sit under the Passat and…

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The 20-year-old FAW-Volkswagen joint venture is about to enter an historical turning point, that is to transform from pure introduction and production of Volkswagen’s prototype models to development of auto products based on the unique demands of Chinese consumers by 2015.

The company’s executive in charge of R&D told that the company…

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The VW Tiguan has become a hot commodity in the Chinese market, the compact SUV has become one of the best selling SUV’s in the Chinese market over the past few months despite the car being a relative new comer to the Chinese market. The Tiguan was initially imported into China and then built locally at the Shanghai-VW joint venture, owing to strong…

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The Seat brand was launched in China at the Shanghai Auto Show in April earlier this year, Chinese consumers did seem interested in yet another VAG brand but the cars have not yet hit the market. Seat will be imported into China and possibly produced at the new FAW-VW factory in Foshan sometime in the future, although that maybe shelved to give Audi…

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Audi will equip all of its locally-made models with mild hybrid technology next year according to an interview with Mr. Dominique Boesch, the GM of FAW-VW’s Audi sales unit., making it the first automaker in China to do so.

The mild hybrid technology can reduce energy consumption by 3-5%, told Mr. Boesch. But they have not made the final decision…

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VW Group are the head group for anything VW related in China, they oversee the mighty VW empire from VW branded cars to Lamgorghini sales and everything else in between. Although this year was expected to be a wash out for car makers, VW Group has managed to defy the odds partly due to its diverse portfolio of brands but also due to its early entry…

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