Word begins to spread throughout Germany about a 'people's car'
The basic design for early Volkswagen was conceived
The nickname 'beetle' is used for the first time by the New York Times
The Motor Distributors Limited (MDL) acquired the rights to import Volkswagens to Ireland and by 1952 sales had increased from 46 to 2155 cars
The first Volkswagen Beetles ever built outside Germany were assembled in Dublin
Volkswagen sales impact on Ireland’s balance of payments causing concern in Dail Eireann
MDL acquired the rights to import and distribute Audi
MDL acquired the rights to import and distribute Skoda
Volkswagen AG set up Volkswagen Group Ireland (VWG Ireland) to take direct control of the import and distribution of Volkswagen, Audi, and Skoda, relocating from Naas Road to a new Head Office at Liffey Valley
VWG Ireland took control of the import and distribution of Seat
VWG Ireland brand sales have risen to 1 in 4 new cars and 1 in 5 new vans. We are also proud to be a part of the 2017 Great Place to Work list.
VWG Ireland are proud to have been part of the 2018 and 2020 Great Place to Work list. Also, VWG Ireland has expanded to include the CUPRA brand, who will launch multiple models in 2021.