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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles aims to grow appreciably again over the medium term

  • New division set up for mobility services and autonomous driving under the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles umbrella
  • New Caddy and Multivan, fully electric ID. BUZZ and new Amarok - product portfolio being completely updated and expanded within two years
  • Investments in technology and production sites enabling a boost for the path of growth
  • Tests with autonomous vehicles to start in the current year

Hannover, 25 March 2021 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is systematically continuing its transformation and aiming to grow significantly again in the medium-term future. At today's annual press conference, CEO Carsten Intra confirmed the company's GRIP2025+ strategy. The company, headquartered in Hannover, achieved important milestones in the implementation of this strategy in the past year: since its world premiere and commencement of sales, the new Caddy has been very positively received in the markets. The cooperation with Ford on three vehicle projects is on schedule, boosting VWCV’s business customer offensive. In the premium supplier field for family and leisure, the successful camping vehicle segment has been expanded with the new Caddy California. For all California models the number of orders taken in 2020 was around 60 per cent up on the previous year. As part of the GRIP strategy, Carsten Intra also announced a new division under the VWCV umbrella, in which all activities on every aspect of future mobility services and the development of autonomous driving are being pooled. Autonomous vehicles are to be tested as early as this year.


‘360 Degrees German’ language and social participation project begins third round - Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Group again supporting work-related German projects for refugees

  • Language-learning project launching again in 2021 despite coronavirus restrictions
  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the City of Hannover adapting project they have jointly run for many years to the corona challenges: companies offering practical insights, focussing on digital skills
  • Flexible hybrid concept of classroom and home schooling ensures continuity in learning
  • Volkswagen Group Refugee Aid funding the project:
  • Thomas Edig: “Language facilitates social participation”

Hannover, 1 March 2021 – Today sees the start of the third running of the ‘360 Degrees German’ project that helps refugees to improve their German language skills and thus also their ability to participate in society and working life. As when the programme was run for the first two times in 2017/18 and 2019/20, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is again working in conjunction with Volkswagen Group Refugee Aid in assisting with the project’s implementation. By providing work-related German projects combined with imparting general knowledge on all aspects of work and life in Germany, the aim is to enable refugees to enter working life. By the time of today's launch, 24 men and women were already registered on the programme, taking the total number of participants on the three courses to 102.

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