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Who Makes Volkswagen Cars?

Volkswagen has certainly left its mark on the automotive history. Has there been another automaker who has managed to produce so many unique vehicles? The Jetta, the Passat, the Golf (formerly the Rabbit), and the Beetle have all been popular with our Countryside customers for numerous years. But who owns Volkswagen, and where are VW cars and SUVs made? You have questions, and The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside has answers! Here, we’ve put together some interesting information about this fascinating and iconic automaker.

Who Owns Volkswagen?

Those sharp-looking Volkswagen vehicles you see cruising around Chicago are made by Volkswagen AG, also known as Volkswagen Group, which is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company was owned by the West German government and the State of Lower Saxony until 1960, when it was mostly denationalized. Now the company is publicly traded. The major stockholders still include Lower Saxony, along with Porsche Holding SE and Qatar holding. But where are Volkswagen vehicles manufactured?

Where is Volkswagen Made?

Everyone who owns a Volkswagen automobile knows that it is made with high-quality, precision engineering, but where are these incredible cars made? Volkswagen vehicles are made all over the world. In North America, the Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Atlas are made in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Here are some of the other manufacturing locations where Volkswagen cars and SUVs are made:

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Angers, France
  • Shanghai, China
  • Maharashtra, India
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Kassel, Germany
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Hanover, Germany
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

Which Car Brands Does Volkswagen Own?

A lot of our LaGrange customers are surprised to find out that Volkswagen AG actually owns several other automobile brands. Here are some of the brands owned either in full or in part by Volkswagen Group:

  • Audi
  • Lamborghini
  • Bentley
  • Bugatti
  • Porsche
  • Ducati

Get Your Next Volkswagen at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside

Now that you know who owns and manufactures VW cars, why not check out these impressive automobiles at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside today? They really need to be experienced to be believed! We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next Volkswagen. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Naperville, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home. Contact us today!

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