Volkswagen Group’s plant in Foshan of south China’s Guangdong province will start production in September, one month behind schedule, Chinese media reported. The first model to be built at the plant is the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf.
The plant will start producing the Audi A3 towards the end of this year, the newspaper noted, citing an official with the Foshan government.
The Foshan plant is Volkswagen’s first production facility in south China. It is owned by FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co, Volkswagen’s joint venture with China FAW Group Corp. Volkswagen also has a joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp in China.
In the first half of this year, Volkswagen Group sold 1.54 million Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi models in China, its largest market worldwide.