Companies that fall under Volkswagen Group's ownership include Audi, Seat S.A., Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Scania and Man. Volkswagen is the biggest shareholder in the Suzuki Motor Corporation with 19.9 percent of shares, as of 2014. Volkswagen owns several defunct brands, including Horch, Wanderer and Dampf-Kraft-Wagen.
The Volkswagen Group is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, and was first founded by the German Labor Front in Berlin on May 28, 1937. During the early years of the company's existence, Volkswagen's production facilities were mainly geared towards military production for use in World War II. As of 2014, Volkswagen owns 100 production facilities around the world.Learn More
In 2007, Volkswagen manufactured a special limited-edition GTI hatchback. It came in only one color, Fahrenheit orange, for which it was named. Only 1,200 were made. Each vehicle's unique limited-edition number was shown on the steering wheel with the special Fahrenheit model badge.Full Answer >
While some Volkswagen experts believe the automatic transmission fluid in a VW Jetta never needs changing, others, like those at Blauparts, believe it should be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Late model Jettas do not have automatic transmission dipsticks and must be checked by mechanics at a repair shop.Full Answer >
Yes, partially; the Hyundai Motor Company owns about a third of Kia Motors as of 2014. Both Kia and Hyundai are large automobile makers originally based in South Korea. Hyundai is the largest, while Kia is the second biggest.Full Answer >
A hybrid car is a car that uses two or more sources of power. The most common type of hybrid car is the gasoline-electric hybrid car, which is powered by a gasoline engine and an electric motor.Full Answer >