The Volkswagen Group expands its range of products in the luxury car market. On July 3, Volkswagen Group United Kingdom acquires "Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd." which, as "Bentley Motor Ltd.", has been manufacturing Bentleys at the English plant at Crewe since September 2002. "Bugatti International S.A. Holding" becomes part of Volkswagen Group France on July 10, and is renamed "Bugatti automobiles S.A.S." in December 2000. The legendary brands join the existing brand alliance of Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, Seat and Skoda.