VW Opens $27-Million Development and Testing Center in California

With a reported $4-billion to spend in order to advance on the US market, VW has really big plans for the future. Of that colossal amount, the German brand has now spent some $27-million, for the building of a research, development and testing center, in Oxnard, California.
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The facility features sate of the art equipment and it will be primarily used for technological development, as well as emissions testing. Some 50 engineers will be working there, making sure that all of VW’s products are compliant with the various rules and regulations currently enforced in the US.

Aside from that, they will also concentrate on part analysis, dealer service and training and quality testing. The building itself attempts to be green, as it features no fewer than 2,500 solar panels on its roofs. The facility construction is nearing completion and it will reportedly be ready this fall.
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