Volkswagen Group China and its joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, have unveiled a plan to expand into exports, targeting emerging markets.

The German automaker has signed separate Memoranda of Understanding with its joint ventures to introduce models, which have proved popular in China.

"The plan to expand into exports is another pioneering effort for Volkswagen Group China," said Volkswagen Group China, Group Strategy and Sales and Marketing, EVP, as well as chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group China Import Company, Weiming Soh. 

"It represents the next step in the ongoing expansion and development of our joint ventures and underscores the fact their products can compete internationally."

The export programme is implemented in coordination with the capacity utilisation in other regions. Its initial phase targets South East Asian markets, with the pilot shipment to be made to the Philippines this month.

The export programme is scheduled to get underway fully in March, with the target to deliver several thousand cars to customers annually in the region.

The export of Volkswagen Group vehicles from China will be coordinated by Volkswagen Group Import Company and the vehicles will be sold through Volkswagen Group's existing sales channels in the respective countries.