Volkswagen plans to launch a new SUV model named 'ID.8'which will be built on the same platform as the XPeng G9 model and may become the first 'jointly developed' vehicle launched in the domestic market.
Recently, there were rumors that the emerging automaker Xpeng Motors would acquire the luxury car brand Maserati. However, Xpeng Motors has now denied these rumors.
On July 26, Volkswagen and Xpeng Motors reached a technological framework agreement. In the early stage of cooperation, the two parties plan to jointly develop two Volkswagen brand electric models for the Chinese midsize car market. These two new cars exclusive to the Chinese market will supplement the product portfolio based on the MEB platform, which is planned to go to market in 2026.
Volkswagen was reported to have held talks with Huawei, hoping to use Huawei software in its car in China. In response to this, a Volkswagen China spokesperson told that there is no official news.
Czech carmaker Skoda Auto, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, is reportedly considering a withdrawal from China and will make a final decision next year. A spokesperson for Skoda China said that the company has not made any decision on the necessity of adjusting its strategy.
Sunwoda, a leading Chinese battery company, announced on November 6 that its subsidiary Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery (Sunwoda EVB) will serve as a mass production supplier of battery pack systems for Volkswagen AG's HEV project.
Chinese battery manufacturer Gotion High-Tech released its latest financial report on October 26, showing operating income of 14.426 billion yuan ($1.99 billion) in the first three quarters of the year. In addition, batteries supplied by the company to Volkswagen will be installed next year.
Jerry Su, the former head of Huawei's intelligent driving business, will join the joint venture between German motor vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen and Horizon Robotics, a Chinese provider of computing solutions for smart vehicles.
The China Passenger Car Association estimated on October 24 that retail sales of passenger cars in China this month would be about 1.91 million units, up 11.4% year-on-year, among which the retail sales of new energy vehicles would be about 550,000 units.
German motor vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen Group announced on October 13 a new partnership between its software company CARIAD and Horizon Robotics, a leading provider of computing solutions for smart vehicles in China.
The manufacturer of new energy equipment Wuxi Lead Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd. (LEAD) announced on Tuesday that it has signed a cooperation agreement with German Volkswagen to provide solutions for its 20 GWh lithium battery equipment.
CARIAD, an automotive software company that is part of Volkswagen Group, announced on Thursday the establishment of a subsidiary in China, also publishing an official strategy for the country.
The cooperation between the two companies would likely involve a joint venture, funded and controlled by Volkswagen while Huawei provides technology and becomes a tier-one supplier of Volkswagen.
Today, 36Kr reported that Huawei plans to form a joint venture with Volkswagen Group to develop its autonomous driving technology. However, this rumor has been denied by Huawei.
Volkswagen Group (China) published an article to its official website on Thursday, announcing that the company's battery system factory in Hefei, Anhui Province, has officially started construction.
Huawei announced on Wednesday that it had reached a patent license agreement with a supplier of Volkswagen Group.
Volkswagen, the biggest foreign automaker in China, has downplayed the impact of a global chip supply shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, refuting claims that its automotive production has been completely halted.
According to numbers reported by a research company LMC Automotive, Toyota was responsible for 7.8% of China’s new car sales during the first nine months of 2019, falling short of toppling Volkswagen as the market leader, but outpacing GM and the local automotive leader SAIC Motor.
Volkswagen, a German automaker, announced on May 14 that it is building two plants in China to produce a total of 600,000 vehicles running on MEB, its modular car platform for electric vehicles.
2019 Shanghai Auto Show kicked off today with various carmakers showcasing their latest technology, concept cars and new vehicles ready for launch.