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Who Owns Volkswagen?

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Have you ever wondered, “Who owns Volkswagen?”, Volkswagen is owned by Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (also known as Volkswagen AG, or the Volkswagen Group). Volkswagen AG doesn’t own VW alone; they also own a wide range of financial services, including new vehicle financing and leasing, bank and insurance services, and fleet management. Additionally, Volkswagen AG is the parent company of other top brands — many of which are luxury. Learn more about Volkswagen below!

Who Does Volkswagen Own?

What other car companies does Volkswagen own? You might be surprised to learn the answer. The company’s reach extends beyond VW passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Volkswagen is also the parent company of the following car brands:

  • Audi
  • SEAT
  • ŠKODA
  • Bentley
  • Bugatti
  • Lamborghini
  • Porsche
  • Ducati
  • Scania
  • MAN

What’s the History of VW?

VW was founded in 1937 and grew rapidly after the Beetle (also known as the VW Type 1) was launched. The 1970s saw the arrival of a series of front-wheel drive vehicles from VW — the PassatGolf, and Polo. Today, the Golf and Passat are two of the brand’s most popular models. The company’s reputation in the automotive industry led to its acquisition of major brands like Audi and Porsche. Today, VW is divided into an Automotive Division and a Financial Services Division. Learn more about where Volkswagen is headed in this video from CEO Scott Keogh.

Where Are Volkswagen Vehicles Manufactured?

VW maintains 100 plants in 27 countries across five continents. Its most famous facility is the Wolfsburg Volkswagen Factory in Wolfsburg, Germany The factory opened in May 1938 and holds the distinction of being the largest manufacturing plant in the world in terms of square feet. It builds the following models:

Learn More About the Brand at Dick Hannah Volkswagen in Vancouver, WA

The team at Dick Hannah Volkswagen consists of knowledgeable brand experts! If you have any questions about VW vehicles, VW history, or factory offers, contact us. We’ll help you schedule a test drive.