North American Golf VII Could Built in Mexico from 2014

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Volkswagen’s new Golf, the MkVII, will arrive in European dealerships this year, and the engine range, base pricing and equipment has been announced already. But Volkswagen of America is keeping silent about its version.
It might be getting the 1.8-liter turbo replacement for the standard 2.5-liter, but the actual reason for the secrecy is they haven’t yet decided on where they are going to build it.

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn told German magazine Automobilwoche that it might actually be put together in Mexico for the North American market. Chattanooga is a no-go because the plant has reached its full capacity, but there could be financial reasons involved as well.

"Chattanooga has exhausted its capacity," he said, according to Autonews. "If we expand there, an SUV that ends up roomier than the Tiguan would have a good shot."

Either way, the new Golf won’t go on sale in the United States at the end of 2014 or in early 2015. It’s a good thing that they made the new one look pretty much the same then.

If you want to know what your new Golf will look like in 2014, check out our live and exclusive coverage of the car from Paris.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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