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    Official: Volkswagen mints its 10-millionth car in Mexico

    Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Volkswagen


    Volkswagen may be about as German a company as they come, but chances are if you're buying one in North America, it was probably made in Mexico.

    In fact Volkswagen has been manufacturing for the North American at its factory in Puebla, Mexico, for 50 years now, and has just produced its 10 millionth car. Puebla is VW's second largest plant in the world and - according Volkswagen - the largest automobile manufacturing plant in North America, employing over 18,000 workers who produce as many as 2,500 cars each day. Last year it made over 600,000 vehicles, 84 percent of which are sent out of Mexico.

    The milestone 10,000,000th car was a yellow and black Beetle GSR destined for the US, one of only 3,500 such special editions that will be offered worldwide. The Beetle celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and Pueblo has built over 3 million of them since 1967.Continue reading Volkswagen mints its 10-millionth car in Mexico
    Volkswagen mints its 10-millionth car in Mexico originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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