Residents of Soweto now have direct access to their ‘own’ world class motor retail facilities, following the development of Soweto Volkswagen – a successful partnership between Dr. Richard Maponya of the Maponya Group, and Barloworld Motor Retail. Situated in the heart of Maponya Motor City on Klipspruit Valley Road, Orlando East, the dealership ensures that the people of Soweto can purchase vehicles and get quality after-sales service – on their doorstep.
The new dealership was officially opened in 2012 by SA Deputy President, Honourable Kgalema Motlanthe, Chairman of the Maponya Group, Dr. Richard Maponya and the CEO of Barloworld Automotive and Logistics, Mr. Martin Laubscher.
This world class facility boosted job creation and investment efforts in the Soweto community, while providing downstream opportunities for vehicle fitment centres, service stations and related enterprises. In line with Barloworld’s Green Dealership strategy, the VW facility has incorporated the latest energy and water efficient technologies.