Volkswagen AG and the Ford Motor Company enter into a capital and risk sharing joint venture in Portugal. In Setubal they establish "AutoEuropa Automóveis Lda." to carry out a product concept designed especially for the European market, to be developed under Volkswagen's overall control. After a 3-year development plan, production of the Volkswagen Sharan begins in the Palmela plant in April 1995. Volkswagen acquires Ford's shares in the Portuguese company in January 1991, which produces the SEAT Alhambra and Ford Galaxy.
Front-wheel drive/ Four-wheel drive
SEAT Alhambra, Ford Galaxy