|Volkswagen has achieved yet another milestone in the automotive industry, according to a latest release. The Wolfsburg-based marque has produced 200 million cars to retain its title as Europe’s leading automaker.|
Volkswagen is one of the few manufacturers in the world to have reached this impressive total. At the Group evening, the sports car study Volkswagen XL Sport made its world debut as the 200 millionth Group vehicle. On the occasion of the production record, actress Catherine Deneuve, founding chairperson of “Cinema for Peace”, received a check for a donation of 200,000 Euros from the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn. Deneuve has starred in movies like “Belle de Jour”, “Indochine” and “Dancer in the Dark“ in her home country.
The Volkswagen Group has been able to double the number of vehicles produced within a few years. In 1999, the Group celebrated the 100 million vehicle mark with an anniversary new Beetle. Volkswagen offers customers a unique individual mobility portfolio ranging from motorcycles through to supercars. At the same time, VW vehicles are produced at 106 plants in 27 countries across the globe.
Dr. Winterkorn commented, “We are proud to have produced 200 million vehicles. This impressive figure also bears witness to our customers’ confidence in the Group. For Volkswagen, success and responsibility are inseparable. This is why we are pleased to support Catherine Deneuve in her commitment to Cinema for Peace.”
As its latest variant, Volkswagen is presenting the XL Sport at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The highly efficient sports car design study is driven by the world’s most powerful twin-cylinder engine. 200 PS from the V2 engine of the Ducati 1199 Superleggera take the high tech driving machine manufactured from carbon and magnesium to a top speed of 270 km/h. The Volkswagen XL Sport symbolizes the innovative power and passion of the brand as well as the technical competence and success of the entire Volkswagen Group.
The Cinema for Peace Foundation is a charitable organization that is committed to peace and human rights throughout the world, mainly through the medium of film.