Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

New Volkswagen Touareg hit Bratislava's streets even before its official premiere

Long-distance world record holder Rainer Zietlow will drive the car to its Beijing premiere later this month.

Ralf Sacht, left and Rainer Zietlow at the start of Touareg of the third generation.(Source: Courtesy of Volkswagen Slovakia)

The third generation of Volkswagen’s Touareg will have its world premiere on March 23 in Beijing. This model is manufactured exclusively at the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava and is distributed throughout the whole world.

The first car of the latest addition to Volkswagen Slovakia’s product portfolio to be manufactured set out on a three-week journey from Bratislava to the Chinese capital on Thursday, March 1. The car has been masked, as all its parameters and the design itself will only be introduced in China. It is being driven by Rainer Zietlow, a long-distance world record holder.

Read also:2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, sector representatives claim

Since the launch of the production of this model in 2002 the Slovak arm of the German carmaker has produced almost one million Touareg cars.

Volkswagen Slovakia invested about €1.9 billion between 2012 – 2016 into the production of the new generation of Volkswagen Touareg as well as other SUV models produced in Bratislava, informed Ralf Sacht, the chairman of Volkswagen Slovakia’s board of directors.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Topic: Bratislava


This article is also related to other trending topics: Automotive

Top stories

Mika: Security in Bratislava’s very centre has become an issue

Former top media manager Václav Mika believes experiences from running the public-service broadcaster can be useful in running the capital.

Václav Mika

Controversial businessman Kočner charged in Five Star Residence case

The businessman suspected of ties to top politicians has been accused in the case of dubiously transferred flats in a famous housing complex in Bratislava.

Five Star Residence

Blog: Beyond “The Invisible”

Journalist Anca Dragu urges foreigners to make politicians care by casting their votes in the upcoming municipal elections on November 10.

Regional election 2017

Meet Slovakia’s expert on cryptocurrencies. He is 18

The Duke of Edinburgh programme helped me learn how to do things regularly and gave me great experience, said Mário Havel in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Mário Havel