Cheap labour and proximity to the United States are among the main reasons why Mexico has become so attractive to car makers these days. More and more brands are either launching production sites in the country, or boost their existing operations. Volkswagen, for instance, has just started producing the Golf at their plant in Puebla.
VW Golf is the symbol of European motoring taste with its elegant and understated hatchback body, light weight, fuel efficient engines, and fun drive. It is also becoming more and more popular in the U.S., as American drivers are finally letting go of their traditional ideas as to what make a good car.
The Mexican-built Golf will give Volkswagen a big boost in the North America region, where the Germans will be spending an incredible $7 billion USD over the next four years on new products and modern production facilities.
The Puebla plant alone has consumed $700 million in modern infrastructure and production lines to become ready for the new Golf. The site will be making sedan and station wagon version of the Golf as well as GTI models. The powertrains for these cars will come from VW’s Silao engine plant.