Volkswagen refused to place a new plant in TurkeyJuly 2, 2020
About this writes the German edition Automobilewoche.
On July 1, 2020, Volkswagen management decided to abandon the construction of a plant in Turkey. The decision was made amid a sharp decline in demand for cars amid an outbreak of coronavirus infection. Now the production of new generations of Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Superb will be moved to Bratislava, Slovakia.
Volkswagen previously planned to build its plant near the city of Izmir in Turkey to meet the needs of dealers in connection with the increased demand for cars in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. It was estimated that the company will produce up to 300,000 cars a year and provide 4,000 jobs to the population per year.
According to the report, Volkswagen does not intend to finally abandon the construction of a plant in Turkey. Moreover, the decision was postponed several times.
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