VW Ads Factory Shift to Boost Golf VII Production

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Ford, Opel and basically all the French automakers are closing plants, cutting shifts and firing workers. But Volkswagen is doing just fine. In fact, demand for their latest Golf is more than just fine.
Over 100,000 orders have been received already for this family hatch, proving buyers still have money if it's a question of buying the right car.

As a result of increased demand, VW has been forded to add three Saturday shifts in Wolfsburg for the first quarter of 2013.

"Since the launch of the Mk 7, our dealers have already taken over 100,000 orders for the new Golf," said VW CEO Martin Winterkorn. "Despite the changeover from the Mk 6 to the Mk 7 and the associated production line adjustments, we have once again shipped more than 800,000 units this year. No other European car enjoys such success."
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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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