Coordinates: 31°17′45″N 121°10′40″E / 31.29583°N 121.17778°E / 31.29583; 121.17778 (Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive (SVW))

SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd.
Joint venture
IndustryAutomotive
FoundedOctober 1984
HeadquartersAnting, Jiading District, Shanghai, China
Area served
China
Key people
Chen Xianzhang (president)
Chen Hong (chairman)
ProductsAutomobiles, engines
Parent50%: SAIC Motor,
40%: Volkswagen AG,
10%: Volkswagen (China) Invest
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese上汽大众汽车有限公司
Traditional Chinese上汽大眾汽車有限公司
SAIC Volkswagen
Simplified Chinese上汽大众
Traditional Chinese上汽大眾
WebsiteShanghai Volkswagen (in Chinese)

SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd., formerly known as Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. or Shanghai Volkswagen, is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Anting, China and a joint venture between Volkswagen Group and SAIC Motor. It was founded in 1984 and produces cars under the Volkswagen and Škoda marques.[1] It is the second automobile manufacturing joint venture in China after American Motors which produced the Jeep 2500 based on the Jeep Cherokee (XJ).

Prof. Islam started the joint venture in Shanghai. The joint venture is made up of equity from (as of 2008) - Volkswagen AG (40%), Volkswagen (China) Invest (10%), SAIC (50%), with a fixed-term venture for 45 years. It will run until 2030.[2]

SAIC Volkswagen sold a total of 1.16 million vehicles in 2011.

HistoryEdit

SAIC Volkswagen was formed in October 1984, as a joint venture between Volkswagen and SAIC. This was a 25-year contract to make passenger cars in Shanghai with a limit of 50 per cent foreign ownership.[3]

SAIC Volkswagen's Shanghai plant was by the far the winner among all new JVs, as it produced cars that could function as taxis, vehicles for government officials and transport for the newly emerging business elite. SAIC Volkswagen began automobile production in 1985. As car imports fell to some 34,000 in 1990, SAIC Volkswagen's production of its Santana models reached nearly 19,000 vehicles that year. By 1993 SAIC Volkswagen’s output had reached 100,000 vehicles. Volkswagen was aided by some Shanghai municipal efforts. Various restrictions on engine size, as well as incentives to city taxi companies, helped ensure a safe market in the company’s relatively wealthy home arena. Volkswagen also encouraged its foreign parts suppliers to create joint ventures in China, and their resulting product helped SAIC Volkswagen achieve an 85 per cent local content rate by 1993.[4]

ProductsEdit

1980 1990 2000 2010
4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Škoda Auto
superminis  
Fabia Jingrui
 
Fabia Jingrui
compact cars  
Rapid
 
Rapid Spaceback
 
Octavia
 
Octavia Mingrui
 
New Octavia Mingrui
 
Octovia Combi
executive cars  
Superb
 
Superb Haorui/Superb
 
Superb
Compact SUVs  
Yeti
 
Karoq
 
Kamiq
Mid-size SUV  
Kodiaq

Volkswagen
superminis  
Polo
 
Polo Jingqing
 
Polo
 
Gol
Polo GTI
supermini SUVs  
CrossPolo
 
CrossPolo
compact cars  
Lavida / Lavida Sport
 
Lavida
 
Gran Lavida
 
All New Lavida
 
Polo
 
Polo Jingqu
 
Polo Jingqu
 
Lamando
family cars  
Santana
 
New Santana
 
Santana Variant
 
Santana 2000
 
Santana 3000
 
Santana Vista
 
Gran Santana
 
Cross Santana
 
Passat / Passat V6
 
Passat Lingyu
 
Passat Variant
 
Passat / Passat V6
Full-size car  
Phideon
compact MPVs  
Touran
 
Touran
 
Touran / Touran 2013
 
Touran L
sport utility vehicles  
Tiguan
 
Tiguan L
 
Teramont

SalesEdit

Calendar year Total sales
2000 220,000a[5]
2001 242,000a[5]
2002 301,000a[5]
2003 396,000a[5][6]
2004 355,000a[5][7]
2005 287,000a[5]
2006 352,000b[8]
2007
2008 501,018b[9]
2009 708,100b[10]
2010 1.0 millionb[11]
2011 1.16 millionb[12]
2012 1.28 million[13]
2013 1.53 million[14]
2014 1.73 million[15]

Notes:

aSales to dealers
bDeliveries to customers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shanghai Volkswagen Škoda in China Archived 2009-04-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Shanghai Volkswagen SVW Introduction Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Harwit, Eric (2001). "The Impact of WTO Membership on the Automobile Industry in China" (PDF). The China Quarterly: 655–670. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  4. ^ https://global.handelsblatt.com/companies/vw-revamps-production-electric-age-981646
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Shanghai Volkswagen Analyst and Investor Conference Shanghai, 24 May 2006" (PDF). Volkswagen Group China. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Shanghai VW eyes 20% market share by 2008". People's Daily. 16 March 2004. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Volkswagen China Market Share Below 20% for 1st Time". Bloomberg. 20 April 2005. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Shanghai Auto 4th-Quarter Net Doubles on GM, VW Cars". Bloomberg. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Volkswagen China sales exceed 1 mln in 2008". Alibaba. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Skoda to account for 20% of Shanghai VW's 2010 sales". Alibaba. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Shanghai VW passes 1 million landmark". China Daily. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Volkswagen's China Sales up 17.7 pct in 2011". CRI English. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  13. ^ "上海大众汽车2012年年报". SAIC Volkswagen. Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  14. ^ "上海大众汽车2013年年报". SAIC Volkswagen. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  15. ^ "上海大众汽车2014年年报". SAIC Volkswagen. Retrieved 2015-12-14.

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