As a part of its plan to produce more than 75 percent of its North American-sold products in North America, Volkswagen will be building the 2014 Golf at its Puebla, Mexico assembly plant. We first reported on the possibility of this move back in October, but VW recently confirmed the news. Golf models built in Mexico would be sold in both North and South America.
Production of the new Golf in Puebla – alongside the Jetta and Beetle – will commence during the first quarter of 2014, and the car will go on sale in the US sometime during the second half of next year.
After the Golf, it is also likely that production of the Tiguan and an upcoming crossover (teased by the recent CrossBlue Concept at the Detroit Auto Show) would also take place somewhere in North America. While there is no indication where the Tiguan’s North American production would take place, the new three-row crossover could be produced at VW’s Chattanooga, TN plant, which currently builds the Passat.
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