From humble beginnings, Volkswagen has gone on to be one of the world’s motoring powerhouses.
Sure, there’s been the odd stumble, the occasional miss-step, but in-all the Volkswagen name and the Volkswagen product remains generally much-loved.
Now, 80 years after the first Volkswagen rolled off the production line, Volkswagen has just built its 150 millionth vehicle.
The milestone vehicle, built quite fittingly at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, was this plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Golf (GTE)…
Of the 150 million Volkswagen cars built, the Golf and Beetle are now around neck and neck – each totalling around 34 million vehicles.
And they don’t look likely to slow down either.
Dr Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen, paid tribute to the Volkswagen workers for the milestone.
“150 million vehicles – that means we have made the dream of owning a car come true 150 million times for customers all over the world.
“You and your day-to-day work are the basis for this success.
“My colleagues on the Board of Management join me in thanking all Volkswagen employees – at all our sites.
“This anniversary would not have been possible without your commitment.”
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