Volkswagen opens a new enterprise in Russia for €150m

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On the basis of the existing Volkswagen automobile plant in Kaluga, the German company will initiate new production of the MQB module chassis to enhance the competitiveness of its cars.

As “Izvestiya” reports, the MQB module platform will allow for the combination of different types of suspension, engines, and bodies without significant changes in the engineering design of each new model. It will reduce the prime cost of the cars produced and to increase assembly efficiency. Production expansion and a cheaper rouble will add to Volkswagen’s exports from Russia. Investment in construction work and equipping of the new plant will be €150m.