- Volkswagen Ghana has successfully assembled domestically made Tiguan cars at North Industrial Area in Accra
- VW Tiguan (Highline Plus) is the first model the automobile company has worked on in the country
- First photos of the home-made assembled cars have popped up online
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Volkswagen Ghana has successfully assembled Ghana’s first-ever domestically made VW Tiguan (Highline Plus) cars at the North Industrial Area in Accra.
The VW Tiguan is the first model the automobile company has worked on in the country.
VW Tiguan has advanced features like panoramic view, digital dashboard, sensors with a 2.0 engine.
Earlier in 2020, some photos were sighted by YEN.com.gh online when Ghana’s Trade Ministry, Alan Kyeremanten, visited to tour the assembling plant of VW.
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The assembling of Ghana’s first domestic cars is in line with President Nana Akufo-Addo's statement during his recent address to the nation that VW was due to start production by the end of April 2020.
The establishment of these assembling facility by VW is expected to provide some jobs for Ghanaians, particularly mechanical and electrical engineers.
View first stunning photos of the luxury VW Tiguan.
Previously, YEN.com.gh had reported that two car manufacturing companies, Toyota and VW, were likely to start assembling cars in Ghana in 2020.
This was revealed by President Akufo-Addo during his presentation of the 2020 edition of the State of the Nation Address.
He added that Sinotruck, which is also interested in doing business in Ghana, would also begin the same process this year.
Business Insider reports that Toyota would start working in Tema in the last quarter of the year 2020.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had reported how the Chair and MD of VW, Thomas Schäfer, revealed that the group had registered a company in Ghana and will finalise all the details for a joint venture with Universal Motors.
This follows VWSA signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian government in September 2018 to establish a vehicle assembly facility in the country and assess the feasibility of introducing a modern mobility concept.
Ghana's is the fourth assembly plant VWSA has established in Africa.
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