VW will decide on $1.4B Turkish plant in Feb.


Volkswagen Team is not looking at other spots for a new multibrand plant apart from Turkey, resources stated.

Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia have been hoping that VW Team would return to an intitial shortlist of websites for the one.three billion-euro ($one.four billion) plant soon after the VW board postponed the Turkish expenditure amid intercontinental criticism of the Turkey’s armed service functions in Syria.

A selection to construct the plant in Turkey is even now on keep and will not be designed till February, resources acquainted with the subject advised Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive Information Europe. Other spots exterior of Turkey are not currently being regarded, the resources stated.

VW experienced picked Manisa, 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Izmir on Turkey’s western coastline, for the plant. It was scheduled to construct the future-era Passat its sister product, the Skoda Wonderful, starting up in 2022, with a optimum yearly creation potential of 300,000 motor vehicles.

VW does not assume potential challenges thanks to the delayed selection. “We have adequate leeway in the creation community,” a VW spokesman stated.

If the Turkish plant is cancelled, VW could determine to build the Passat in its manufacturing unit in Bratislava, Slovakia, soon after the existing Passat creation manufacturing unit in Emden, Germany, switches to creating total-electric powered automobiles in 2022, Automobilwoche resources stated in Oct.

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