Who Owns Volkswagen?

October 9th, 2018 by

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It’s hard to name an automaker who has produced so many iconic vehicles. There are the Jetta, the Passat, the Golf (formerly the Rabbit), and the Beetle, just to name a few. And they’ve all been popular with O'Fallon drivers. But, maybe you’re curious about this automaker. Who owns Volkswagen? Who does Volkswagen own? What car companies does Volkswagen own? You have questions. We have answers. We’ve put together some interesting information about the history of Volkswagen below.


Who Owns Volkswagen Today?

Volkswagen was owned by the West German government and the State of Lower Saxony until 1960, when it was mostly denationalized. So, who owns Volkswagen now? Volkswagen AG, also known as Volkswagen Group and based in Wolfsburg, Germany, produce those popular VW vehicles that eventually make their way to East St. Louis. The major stockholders of this now publicly traded company include Lower Saxony, along with Porsche Holding SE and Qatar holding.

Are Any Volkswagen Vehicles Made in the USA?

Did you know that the Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Atlas are made in Chattanooga, Tennessee? Other Volkswagen models are produced all over the world, across four continents. Here are some of the locations where Volkswagen is 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

What Car Companies Does Volkswagen Own?

Who does Volkswagen own? You may be surprised to learn Volkswagen AG owns several other automobile brands you may have seen rolling around Madison. So, then, what car companies does Volkswagen own? Here are some of the brands owned either in full or part by Volkswagen Group:

Who Does Volkswagen Own?

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

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