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Definitely Mexican (more) (archive)

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Posted by Lorenz on March 03, 1999 at 15:48:20:

In Reply to: Is the VW GTI GLX (VR6) German or Mexican made?(e) posted by Steve on March 03, 1999 at 13:16:03:

VW has a huge plant in Pueblo, Mexico. It's the only plant in the world where they manufacture the New Beetle.

In addition, all Golfs sold in the US (and maybe Canada, not sure though) are assembled in Pueblo. My roommate bought a 1997 Golf GTI VR6 2 years ago. Its final assembly plant is listed as Pueblo, Mexico. He was a little hesitant about this at first, but the dealer told him that the engine is assembled in Germany, packed in a crate, and sent to Pueblo, where it is installed in the car. I'd tend to believe this, but I'm not sure on that -- they might do some final assembly on the engine in Mexico as well.

It stands to reason that VW would assemble other US-bound VWs in Pueblo.

In addition to their Mexican plant, VW has several other huge assembly plants in South America. I think their most modern car assembly plant is currently in Brazil. VW also owns a truck assembly plant in Brazil, which cranks out commercial vehicles for all of South America.

VW is the 7th-largest (I think) car maker in the world, if not larger, including VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Rolls Royce/Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, and some others I'm sure I'm missing...

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