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Many drivers are becoming more and more curious about the origins of the vehicles that they drive. Because of this, you may be wondering who owns Volkswagen. Volkswagen is owned and managed by Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, or Volkswagen AG. In English, they might be referred to simply as the Volkswagen Group.

What Should I Know About the Volkswagen Group?

Who owns Volkswagen in the United States? In America, the sale and production of Volkswagen cars and SUVs are handled by the Volkswagen Group of America. Volkswagen Group of America is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Each year, the Volkswagen Group of America works with over 600 Volkswagen dealerships that are individually owned. They are also in charge of:


  • Research and development
  • Volkswagen parts distribution
  • Volkswagen financial services
  • Marketing
  • And more!


The Volkswagen Group of America has its headquarters in Herndon, VA.

Where Are Volkswagen Cars Built?

Volkswagen vehicles are built globally. In fact, the brand owns and operates 100 manufacturing facilities throughout 27 different countries. You will find Volkswagen manufacturing plants on five continents!


In Wolfsburg, Germany, the hometown of the Volkswagen brand, you will find the largest Volkswagen factory to date. Listed below are a few of the models produced at this location:


  • 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. This location is home to approximately 2,000 employees, who produce nearly 150,000 cars and SUVs annually.


Which Volkswagen cars and SUVs are built in the U.S.? The primary focus of the Chattanooga plant began as the Volkswagen Passat, but that changed in 2017. Production was expanded so that the plant could also be responsible for manufacturing the Volkswagen Atlas.

Experience the Future of the Volkswagen Group Today!

You now know who owns Volkswagen, as well as where the brand’s vehicles are produced. This makes it a great time to see all that the Volkswagen lineup has to offer drivers near Des Moines and Urbandale. Stop by the dealership today or contact us with any questions.

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