150 million vehicle milestone for Volkswagen

Volkswagen celebrates remarkable achievement

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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.

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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.

The company has also built more than 20 million Passats, some 19.5 million Jettas and almost 17 million Polos.

And they don’t look likely to slow down either.

Volkswagen has an array of new models coming over the next couple of years including the Arteon, T-Roc and an electric van.

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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