Volkswagen creates R performance division

Volkswagen has created an R performance division, similar to the RS/S division Audi has and the M division BMW has, although their products probably won’t be as extreme.

This R division, officially named Volkswagen R GmbH, will be responsible for all R models, such as the Golf R or Scirocco R. Previously, these were developed by Volkswagen themselves. The R division will also create VW’s R-Line appearance packages and Volkswagen Exclusive luxury items.

Volkswagen R’s HQ will be in Warmenau near Wolfsburg, Germany. A staff of more than 350 people will work there. We’ll be looking forward to their future creations.

Press Release

Volkswagen R GmbH in the starting blocks

Wolfsburg, 16 March 2010 – The Volkswagen R GmbH will be the specialist for sporty exclusive models from Volkswagen in the future. Volkswagen AG has bundled the responsibilities and competencies for development, implementations and sales of individualised vehicle offers into Volkswagen R GmbH. For example, its portfolio includes the two new top models, the Scirocco R und the Golf R as well as the dynamic R Line design packages and luxurious Volkswagen Exclusive items.

“Our vehicles contribute to the emotionalisation and growth of Volkswagen brand,” explained Ulrich Riestenpatt gt. Richter, General Manager of Volkswagen R GmbH.

The company’s name, Volkswagen R GmbH, responds to the increased global demand for individualised vehicles with contemporary sportiness and exclusivity. The sporty positioning will be reflected more intensely in the programme of Volkswagen R in the mid and long term. The company has its headquarters in Warmenau near Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen R GmbH employs a staff of more than 350.

Source: Volkswagen

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