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Volkswagen to manufacture Golf in Mexico
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Volkswagen to manufacture Golf in Mexico

Jan 28 2013, 12:56am CST | by

Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) German automaker Volkswagen said it will begin manufacturing its redesigned Golf model in Mexico in the first quarter of 2014.

Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) German automaker Volkswagen said it will begin manufacturing its redesigned Golf model in Mexico in the first quarter of 2014. "With its existing infrastructure,...

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Volkswagen to manufacture Golf in Mexico

Jan 28 2013, 12:56am CST | by

Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) German automaker Volkswagen said it will begin manufacturing its redesigned Golf model in Mexico in the first quarter of 2014.

Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) German automaker Volkswagen said it will begin manufacturing its redesigned Golf model in Mexico in the first quarter of 2014.

"With its existing infrastructure, competitive cost structures and free trade agreements, Mexico is the ideal location to produce the Golf" for markets in North and South America, Hubert Waltl, a member of the board of management of the Volkswagen passenger cars brand, was quoted as saying in a statement.

"The decision to produce the Golf in Mexico builds on Volkswagen's strategy for the North American market", where it plans to invest more than $5 billion over the next three years, the statement said.

"Localization has become increasingly important in automotive manufacturing" as a safeguard against currency fluctuations and a means of being closer to the market where the vehicles will ultimately be sold, it added.

Volkswagen said it plans to invest around $700 million to adapt the production lines at its plant in the central Mexican city of Puebla to manufacture the all-new VW Golf hatchback.

Earlier this month, the Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker inaugurated a $550 million engine plant in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato.

Last September, it also announced plans to invest $1.3 billion to build a new Audi plant in Puebla.

Volkswagen produced a record 600,000 vehicles in Mexico last year, 88 percent of which were destined for export around the world.

The German automaker - whose Mexican subsidiary, Volkswagen de Mexico, was founded in 1964 - owns the Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Seat, Skoda and Porsche brands, among others.

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FIA confirms 20-race calendar for 2015

Sep 12 2014 5:42am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has published the calendar for the 2015 world championship following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Beijing on Thursday. It features 20 rounds, including the return of Mexico in November. The Mexican race will take place at the same venue which staged the country ...
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Gutierrez: Mexico's F1 return is 'greatest news of my career'

Aug 11 2014 3:22am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez has described the return of Mexico to the Formula One calendar for the first time in more than two decades as "some of the greatest news in my career so far". Organisers recently revealed that Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which last saw official F1 action in 1992, is set to host a round of the 2015 FIA Formula On ...
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Mexican duo hail Mexico City's F1® return

Jul 24 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Sergio Perez and his Mexican countryman Esteban Gutierrez both expressed their delight at the news that Formula One racing is set to return to Mexico City after an absence of more than two decades. Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone revealed on Wednesday that an agreement to hold a Grand Prix ...
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Mexico City to host F1 race for first time in over 20 years

Jul 24 2014 9:14am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports Formula One racing in North America has come a long way in the last few years. Having been absent from the calendar from 1992 through 1998 and again from 2008 through 2011 (when American racing fans could only catch the Canadian Grand Prix up in Montreal), the United States Grand Prix is now a regular fixture on the calendar at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. There's even a second race in the works for the New York/N ...
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Mexico City to host F1 race for first time in over 20 years

Jul 24 2014 9:10am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports Formula One racing in North America has come a long way in the last few years. Having been absent from the calendar from 1992 through 1998 and again from 2008 through 2011 (when American racing fans could only catch the Canadian Grand Prix up in Montreal), the United States Grand Prix is now a regular fixture on the calendar at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. There's even a second race in the works for the New York/New ...
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2015 Formula One Calendar Adds Mexican Grand Prix

Jul 24 2014 2:50am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Formula One returns to Mexico in 2015 after more than two decades. The race will be held once again at Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and the race organizer, live events firm CIE, says it has a signed a five-year contract. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone confirmed the news and said the deal would "benefit bot ...
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Mexico set to return to F1® calendar in 2015

Jul 23 2014 3:14pm CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Mexico is set to host a round of the 2015 Formula One World Championship, Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone confirmed on Wednesday. The race, the first Grand Prix to be held in Mexico for more than two decades, will be run at the 4.421 km ...
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