Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Volkswagen Opens New Engine Plant in Mexico
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Volkswagen Opens New Engine Plant in Mexico

VW's 100th plant ready to make 330,000 engines

Ezekiel Wheeler
Jan 15, 2013

Volkswagens commitment to North American production facilities seems to be growing. The company announced today their 100th manufacturing plant worldwide in Silao, Mexico. "The plant represents one of the largest and most international production networkds in the automotive industry. Over the next five years, VW plans on investing $5 billion dollars in North America alone." Stated Chariman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn.

Engine production in Silao meets the high environmental standards of the Volkswagen brand's "Think Blue" factory program. The aim of this program is to make more efficient use of resources and to achieve a sustained reduction in production-related emissions at all Volkswagen plants.

The CEO of Volkswagen de México, Andreas Hinrichs, drew attention to the Mexican automotive industry's growth path in 2012 and to Volkswagen's contribution, which consists of more than 600,000 vehicles produced in the country. "For us, Silao is a big step towards the future. Volkswagen is once again generating strong momentum for growth and employment in the Mexican automotive industry."

Volkswagen de México currently builds four models for world markets at the Puebla plant. These are the Volkswagen Jetta, Golf Estate/Jetta SportWagen, Beetle, and Beetle Convertible.

By Ezekiel Wheeler
271 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Recently, a selected number of automotive journalists and media influencers made the journey to Spain to be the first behind the wheel of the much-anticipated 2019 Toyota Supra.
Sam DuSep 20, 2018
The 2019 BMW Z4 will arrive next year, initially with a four-cylinder engine followed by a more potent M40i model.
Stefan OgbacSep 18, 2018
Ferrari launched a new, limited edition duo of supercar barchettas with the Monza SP1 and SP2. Get all the details here!
Jonny LiebermanSep 18, 2018
Preview the Super Street November issue, our Nissan annual! With a trio of Charles Wong’s R34 Skyline, 2 Boss Bunny S14, a baby Godzilla Pulsar GTiR, and more!!!
Bob HernandezSep 14, 2018
Who do you think deserves a trip to SEMA 2018?
RodrezSep 14, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP