Thursday, January 24, 2008

Volkswagen also wants to manufacture engine and transmission in North America

Volkswagen has laid out a grand plan for itself. In ten years, they plan to sell about 800,000 cars in North America alone (that's a lot for Volkswagen). Now, in order to do that, they will need a plant right here on this side of the Atlantic that can manufacture cars that will suit the local market at a reasonable cost.

We know Volkswagen will be building a plant in the US, somewhere in the South most likely that will build models for local and export. But now, it appears Volkswagen is also considering building another plant that will manufacture engines and transmissions so that the cars that will be made here will have easy supply and access to both. Locations in Canada and Mexico haven't been ruled out. Stefan Jacoby, Volkswagen of America CEO, has stated the importance of localizing production facilities to remain competitive.

It seems Volkswagen is on the right track to reaching their 800,000 a year goal. Models made here would not be vulnerable to the fluctuating currencies, will be priced right, and will be made well (hopefully).

Source: Autoblog


Blogger anthony said...

I think that VW sounds positive,and am sure that they will sell 800000 VW brand cars in 10 years time.
The key will be to building its highest volume model...which will more than likely be the next generation of its top selling JETTA,at a reasonable price,with good quality.
Best of luck to VW, you deserve all the success you will have.

Fri. Jan. 25, 12:33:00 a.m.  

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