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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    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...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    The novel coronavirus is still causing headaches, including for automakers attempting to return to full-scale production. For Volkswagen, it means the plants supplying U.S. dealers with strong-selling models will remain offline for a while longer, complicating the return to normalcy. Miguel...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Production at Volkswagen’s Mexican plant in Puebla will resume on June 15, according to a report from Automotive Logistics . The plant produces the Mk7 Golf, the Jetta, and the Tiguan. Production at the plant shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volkswagen and the Mexican national...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Mexican state of Puebla, where both Volkswagen and Audi have factories, has decreed that conditions “do not exist” to restart automotive manufacturing. The decision impacts Volkswagen’s ability to restart production at the plant that produces the Jetta, the Mk7 Golf, the Tiguan, and until...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    This is some real inside baseball, but when you’re a journalist (or a supplier or whatever) and Volkswagen takes you on a tour of one of its factories, they inevitably drive you in something cool. In Wolfsburg, they have a convertible, three-row Golf to show you around in. When you’re in Puebla...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    As of July 10, 2019, Volkswagen no longer makes anything known as the Beetle. This marks the first time in the company’s history that no vehicle known as the Beetle will be produced. July 11th will be the first ever day that Volkswagen’s Puebla plant does not produce a Beetle. While Americans...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    With a large portion of its sales coming from cars built in Mexico, trade tariffs are a particular concern for VW. According to a recent report from Reuters , VW feels that the tariffs would hurt its US business. "We believe that tariffs of this kind are a tax on the U.S. consumer and will...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    We knew something was up in the van ride from the Puebla Airport to our hotel. The strong scent of sulfur assaulted our noses from the open windows of our T6 Transporter.  The smell was coming not from any factory, but from the Popocatépetl volcano just outside of the city and we were on our...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Over the course of 11 months, employees at Volkswagen’s Puebla plant took time away from building brand new cars and faced the same frustrations as the rest of us. A team of 60 employees rebuilt Annie, a 51-year-old Beetle with more than 350,000 miles on the clock. As Volkswagen points out...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    We’ve long known that VW will produce electric vehicles in North America, but just where that production will take place remains unknown. Volkswagen is keeping mum on whether the US’s Chattanooga plant or Mexico’s Puebla plant would get the nod, but, speaking at the LA Auto Show, Volkswagen...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has long done well in Mexico. With a plant in Puebla churning out the people's cars and a longstanding love affair with the Beetle (the last ever Beetle was made in Mexico) there’s real VW love down Mexico way. It wasn’t love at first site, though. As with many markets, Mexicans were...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Brand today released the details of its plan for the next 14 years. The plan centers around electric vehicles, cost savings, and US market penetration. Like the VW Group’s Together 2025, the brand has named its plan Transform 2025+. It contains many promises about...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    According to a report published yesterday by Auto Bild , Volkswagen is looking to make the next-generation Jetta a bit larger than the outgoing car, and style it using design elements from the New Midsize Coupe concept shown last year.  Volkswagen says that the current Jetta is a bit too small...
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