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A landmark of sorts

30 May 2012

Tuesday, about one in the afternoon, something remarkable happened in Puebla:  the nine millionth Mexican Volkswagen rolled off the assembly line.

For the record, it was a Denim Blue Beetle.

While there are a number of different automobiles manufacturers in Mexico, Volkswagen is still #1, and has been building cars in Mexico since 1962, although  VW “bugs” (what are called Vochos in Mexico) were being assembled in Mexico (from shipped-in German parts at Chrysler and Studebaker-Packard plants as early as 1955, the year after Prinz von Hohenlohe introduced the German car to his adopted country .

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