Volkswagen picks Slovakia as production site for ‘New Small Family’ vehicles

Volkswagen confirmed today that it has chosen Slovakia as the production location for its New Small Family vehicles which will be based on the Volkswagen Up! Concepts.

Volkswagen said that in the beginning of 2011 the first family vehicles will start rolling off the production lines in Slovakia for delivery to customers throughout the world. The models will be available in 3-door and 5-door models and will be available for the Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda brands.

“Our team at Volkswagen in Slovakia is ideally prepared to provide the flexibility required for the production of the New Small Family. Four brands are already produced successfully under one roof at our plant in Bratislava today, said Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn in a statement.

The production decision will secure about 1,500 jobs at the company’s Bratislava plant.

– By: Omar Rana