Who Owns Volkswagen?

The Volkswagen brand has been around for decades, but many drivers in Vienna and beyond do not know about the brand’s origins. So, who owns Volkswagen? Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, or Volkswagen AG, owns and manages the brand. You may also hear them referred to as the Volkswagen Group.

Origins of the Volkswagen Group

Who owns Volkswagen here in America? The Volkswagen Group of America is responsible for U.S. production and sales of Volkswagen cars and SUVs. Volkswagen Group of America is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Each year, they work with over 600 independently-owned Volkswagen dealerships. Additionally, the Volkswagen Group of America is in charge of research and development, and they handle Volkswagen parts distribution, Volkswagen financial services, marketing, and more! Herdon, VA is the home of their U.S. headquarters. 

Where are Volkswagen Cars Built? 

You will find Volkswagen manufacturing plants across the globe. In fact, there are 100 Volkswagen manufacturing facilities in 27 countries.Volkswagen vehicles and parts are being produced on five continents.

Wolfsburg, Germany, the hometown of the brand, is where you will find the largest VW manufacturing facility. This location is responsible for producing the following vehicles:

  • Volkswagen Touran 
  • Volkswagen Golf 
  • Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 
  • Volkswagen Golf R
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • Volkswagen Golf GTE
  • Volkswagen e-Golf 

The Volkswagen Group of America also directs all activities at the Volkswagen manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each year, this plant produces approximately 150,000 vehicles and is home to 2,000 employees. 

Wondering which Volkswagen cars and SUVs are built in the U.S.? Originally the purpose of the plant was to produce the VW Passat, but in 2017, production expanded to include the Volkswagen Atlas

Explore the Volkswagen Brand Today

Now that you know who owns Volkswagen, it’s the perfect time to see the brand in action. Stop by Stohlman Volkswagen today to peruse our inventory in person or set up a test drive. You can contact us today with any questions. 

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