published Monday, August 20th, 2012

VW opens $27 million test center

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Volkswagen Group of America today announced the grand opening of a new $27 million test center in California that will focus on product development and emissions testing.

The 64,000-square-foot laboratory in Oxnard, Calif., is expected to be fully operational this fall and employ 50 people with plans to continue to grow over the coming years.

The center is the latest step in VW’s $4 billion growth strategy for the U.S. market, which includes an investment of more than $100 million in California. The Oxnard facility will be the only VW Group research and development center of its kind in North America with a focus on powertrain and systems development, governmental compliance and field quality testing.

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