Volkswagen Group in China Volkswagen Group is the largest and most successful international partner of China’s automobile industry. Initial contact between Volkswagen Group and China dated back in 1978, giving it the longest history with China’s automobile industry. During the past 25 years, Volkswagen Group China has always taken the leading position in China’s automobile industry. In October 1984, Shanghai Volkswagen Corporation Ltd. was established, making it the first joint venture of Volkswagen Group in China. In February 1991, FAW-Volkswagen Corporation Ltd. was established in Changchun, which was the second joint venture of Volkswagen Group in China. The business scope of Volkswagen Group in China includes the production, sales and services of complete vehicles, parts, engines and transmissions. All the brands of Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Bentley and Lamborghini, including imported vehicles of these brands, have a business presence in China.