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Volkswagen Posts Record Production in Mexico

Nov. 9, 2012

The Mexican subsidiary of German carmaker Volkswagen said Friday that it produced 520,456 vehicles by the end of October, which surpassed the annual production record of 510,014 units that was set last year.

In its plant in the central Mexican state of Puebla, Volkswagen currently makes the new Jetta model (280,411 units so far this year), the Golf SportWagen model (97,616), the Beetle (85,798) and the Clasico (50,717).

The company said that by the end of October 450,092 vehicles had been assembled in Mexico for export, which amounts to 86 percent of the Puebla plant's production.

Volkswagen's Mexican subsidiary expects to end 2012 with a production record of about 600,000 vehicles.

Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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