The German company has reached a good production number in Mexico, celebrating now the production of 10 million cars and 11 million engines – the car in question was a GSR Beetle that came out of the production lines of the Puebla plant.
The commemoration was framed by the display of an installation that symbolizes the history, tradition and evolution of Volkswagen in Mexico, a monument that celebrates the DNA of the brand, where the three generations of the famous Beetle, that has marked the history of Volkswagen de Mexico, rise above on an elliptical structure.
“The Puebla plant is the second largest in the Volkswagen world and in 2012 production hit a 600 thousand vehicles record. With the 10th million car that Volkswagen de Mexico celebrates today, the company is reaching a further milestone in its history. On the horizon of its first 50 years in Mexico, Volkswagen is projected forward as a solid reference company in production technological innovation and sustainable processes. We continue having a great confidence in the region and in our successful team in Mexico” said Dr. Hubert Waltl, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand.
Volkswagen production began in Mexico in 1964, in Xalostoc, Mexico State. At its Puebla plant the first Beetle was produced in 1967. Today Volkswagen de Mexico produces 4 models: Classic Jetta (A4), Golf Variant, The Beetle and New Jetta (A6). In 2014 the Golf VII will be produced also in Puebla.