VW is seeking volunteers to man summer production of Golf

Article by Anita Panait, on June 25, 2013

Volkswagen is seeking for volunteers among its workers at its Wolfsburg site to build the Golf during a three-week holiday set in July 2013. According to a spokesman for the German carmaker, due to the high demand for the model, Volkswagen is considering whether to continue production in parts of the Wolfsburg site during the summer holidays.

German daily Braunschweiger Zeitung reported Monday that VW was looking for enough workers to form one or two shifts daily, each producing up to 300 cars to keep up with customer orders.

Braunschweiger Zeitung noted that since most workers at the Wolfsburg site had already planned holidays during the three-week production break set between July 15 and August 2, there are yet not enough personnel to handle the additional shifts.

The addition production shift could mean the current situation in the European volume market is slowly making an improvement. VW's fellow German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is also planning for a summer production.

The new Volkswagen Golf has been revealed in Berlin, over three decades after the original became the redefinition of the small family car. The seventh-generation VW Golf adds onto the achievement of its forerunners, with more than 29 million sold, achieving new standards of functionality, comfort, safety, and economy to this class.

Even while providing more passenger space and more innovative technology features than before, the new manufacturing methods add to the Volkswagen Golf Mk VII becoming almost 100 kg lighter weight than the prior model, helping it to be almost 23 per cent more efficacious. Also, the new Golf is safer than before, due to not only a sturdier body form (23 kg lighter weight) but also due to a range of standard and available passive and active safety features.

New Golf is constructed on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) foundation, also known as the Modular Transverse Matrix. This systematises many automobile section constraints across the brands and classes. Furthermore, it gives access to new powertrains and equipment that includes modernisations in safety and infotainment previously found in higher segment automobiles.

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