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    VW to change names in 2008

    AUBURN HILLS, MICH. ? Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that it has changed its name to Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The change will be fully effective January 1.

    The new name better reflects the fact that the Volkswagen Group of America includes five distinct brands: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Volkswagen, as well as the related financial services functions of Audi Financial Services, Bentley Financial Services and Volkswagen Credit.

    ?Our company, like the entire Volkswagen Group, has grown dramatically since our formation in the United States in 1955. Our new corporate name allows our individual brands to flourish, while recognizing that we have a common support structure that gives us great strength as we face our competitors,? said Stefan Jacoby, President and Chief Executive Officer. ?The new name Volkswagen Group of America reflects the much wider array of goods and services we now offer, and prepares us for even more activities in the future.?

    Operating under the umbrella of Volkswagen Group of America, the Volkswagen and Audi brands will continue to provide sales and service under their names, Volkswagen of America and Audi of America.

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. remains a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, which together with its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide is now the fourth largest automobile company in the world.

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    Re: VW to change names in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    AUBURN HILLS, MICH. ? Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that it has changed its name to Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The change will be fully effective January 1.

    The new name better reflects the fact that the Volkswagen Group of America includes five distinct brands: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Volkswagen, as well as the related financial services functions of Audi Financial Services, Bentley Financial Services and Volkswagen Credit.

    ?Our company, like the entire Volkswagen Group, has grown dramatically since our formation in the United States in 1955. Our new corporate name allows our individual brands to flourish, while recognizing that we have a common support structure that gives us great strength as we face our competitors,? said Stefan Jacoby, President and Chief Executive Officer. ?The new name Volkswagen Group of America reflects the much wider array of goods and services we now offer, and prepares us for even more activities in the future.?

    Operating under the umbrella of Volkswagen Group of America, the Volkswagen and Audi brands will continue to provide sales and service under their names, Volkswagen of America and Audi of America.

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. remains a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, which together with its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide is now the fourth largest automobile company in the world.
    In Sweden back in the 90's they were calling themselves V.A.G Volkswagen Audi Group...they've got bigger since then
    And better
    Rex
    On the Sunshine Coast, in the Sunshine State Queensland (QLD), Australia

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    Re: VW to change names in 2008

    They were VAG all over Europe.

    I find it very appealing, myself...

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    Re: VW to change names in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    They were VAG all over Europe.

    I find it very appealing, myself...
    Yes - and a lot less clumsy than KdF Wagen!

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    Re: VW to change names in 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    "Our new corporate name allows our individual brands to flourish, while recognizing that we have a common support structure that gives us great strength as we face our competitors,? said Stefan Jacoby, President and Chief Executive Officer. ?The new name Volkswagen Group of America reflects the much wider array of goods and services we now offer, and prepares us for even more activities in the future.?
    More corporate BS...it's just a name change!

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