VW ponders building car in Japan

You can buy a Brazilian-made Volkswagen and you can buy an American-made Volkswagen. Maybe sometime after 1981 you will be able to buy a VW made in Japan.

A Japanese Volkswagen?

That's right. Volkswagen and Nissan recently announced they are investigating the possibilities of producing VWs in Nissan's homeland facilities. Long a believer in producing automotive products in countries where these are sold, VW decided on this survey course after reviewing its 1979 sales in Japan. Total VW imports came to over 17,000 units -- only a beginning slice of the local market but a figure that exceeded the combined Japanese import totals of all US automakers for last year.

Producing cars inside Japan would give VW a toehold with lowered labor costs, relief from import duties, and opportunities to hit the homeland market with ne eded specialties such as righthand drive vehicles.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK