Gallery: Looking Back at the History of Puebla Share Comments Fun fact, Volkswagen de Mexico’s headquarters in Puebla are a year older than Canada’s flag. Established in 1964, roughly 75 miles south of Mexico City, the HQ preceded the plant that would become one of VW’s most important by just three years. As the production site for the majority of VWs in North America, Puebla is an important site for VW and a vitally important piece in the history of the Beetle. Previous ImageNext ImagePreviousNextView Large Production of the Beetle continued at Puebla long after the rest of the world gave up on the car only ending in 2003, six years after production of the New Beetle, which it produced exclusively, started. In its run, Puebla produced 1.7 New and newnew Beetles between ’97 and 2019, when production ended. The original Beetle wasn’t the only air-cooled model the factory produced, though. The Type 181 “Safari” and the Type 2 “Combi” also came from Puebla, as well as the Brasilia and the Caribe. Nowadays, the factory produces Golfs, Jettas, and, perhaps most importantly, Tiguans. Overall, Puebla has produced more than 12 million vehicles, reaching the 1 million mark in 1980. These days, though, Puebla is producing nearly half of the latter total every year.