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Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group have signed the agreements of cooperation

Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group extend the joint project of producing Volkswagen and SKODA vehicles at Gorky automobile plant (Russia) and open new opportunities for development of the model lineup. German and Russian manufacturers started cooperation in 2011 and the joint project has been extended until 2025.

For the period of cooperation between Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group in Nizhny Novgorod around 200 000 Volkswagen Jetta, SKODA Yeti and Octavia vehicles have been produced.

Maximum annual amount of contract manufacturing of Gorky automobile plant in the framework of cooperation with Volkswagen Group Rus amounts to around 132 000 passenger cars. Total amount of investments in equipment and infrastructure is EUR 300 M.

Currently about 3 000 people work at Volkswagen and SKODA contract manufacturing at GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod.