Tiguan (VW)

Apr 15, 2019

DRB-HICOM Bhd is in talks with two international car brands for its subsidiary Hicom Automotive Manufacturers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to assemble their vehicles in Malaysia, group managing director Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar said.
Syed Faisal did not name the brands and stressed that it was not Audi.
Hicom Automotive currently assembles Volkswagen’s Tiguan, Passat, Vento, Jetta and Polo Hatchback, and Mercedes Benz’s S-Class, E-Class, GLC and C-Class.
DRB-HICOM, via its subsidiary Euromobil Sdn Bhd, is a distributor of Audi in Malaysia.
Besides Euromobil, the group’s distribution arm includes Automotive Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd for Isuzu, EON Auto Mart Sdn Bhd for Mitsubishi and Hicom Auto Sdn Bhd for Volkswagen.
The group is also the exclusive distributor of Jeep and Tata brands in Malaysia.
(From an article of New Straits Times on April 11, 2019)

Apr 10, 2019

The opening of automotive trade between Mexico and Brazil will greatly benefit automakers that currently dominate that market, including General Motors, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, and Kia.
In 2018, GM, VW, Nissan, FCA and Kia represented 93.5% of total Mexican auto exports to Brazil, where they held a 61% market share.
In the first two months of 2019, 7,754 light vehicles were exported to Brazil, 15.7% more than in the same period in 2018, according to Inegi data.
Throughout 2018, 78,440 cars were shipped to that market, an increase of 59.9% compared to 2017, making Brazil the fourth most important destination for Mexican exports after the U.S., Canada and Germany.
In 2018, GM had the most units exported to Brazil with a total of 38,513 vehicles, primarily Chevrolet Equinox and Trax models.
The second OEM in shipping the most vehicles to Brazil was VW with 16,166 units, especially Jetta and Tiguan models.
Nissan followed with 8,692 vehicles, FCA with 6,822, and Kia with 3,163 units.

(Mexico-Now article on April 3, 2019)

Apr 01, 2019

On March 29, Volkswagen informed that the first Volkswagen subscription service in the UK has been given the green light, with a pilot site powered by subscription service specialist Drover and in partnership with sister organisation, Volkswagen Financial Services.
The pilot scheme, initially with a limited number of vehicles provided by Volkswagen Financial Services, launched in February, and signposts the importance of investigating alternative ownership models at Volkswagen.
Customers can pick from Volkswagen’s three top-sellers, the Golf from GBP 528 per month, the Passat from GBP 514 per month and the Tiguan from GBP 643 per month.

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