Volkswagen, which began series production on December 27th, 1945 with the Type 1 Käfer and now has more than 50 production sites in 14 countries around the globe, recently built its 150 millionth vehicle.
The milestone car, a blue Golf GTE, rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg, Germany. This plug-in hybrid is a symbol of the future of mobility at Volkswagen.
Chairman of the Volkswagen Group and General Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, commented: "150 million vehicles – that is a truly incredible number. It is 150 million Volkswagens that have taken their drivers hundreds of thousands of kilometers, commuting to work, enjoying leisure time, going on vacation, or traveling on business. This anniversary proves our colleagues have done a splendid job for generations. Here at Volkswagen, we build top-quality cars. And we will continue to do so in future. Our workforce has every reason to be proud of that."
Volkswagen’s all-time production includes more than 34 million Golfs, 21.5 million Beetles, 20 million Passats, 19.5 million Jettas and almost 17 million Polos.