VW ends relationship with dealer over Nazi posterSeptember 13, 2020
The concern strongly disapproved of the connection of the Beetle model with the Nazis
The official Volkswagen dealer in Mexico City lost his contract after the head office of the brand learned about a poster hanging on the wall with the Nazis and “Beetle”.
A photo was recently shared on Mexican social media of a Volkswagen official dealer in the bohemian Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City. It shows a poster hanging on the wall of the showroom with a black and white photograph of the iconic Beetle model surrounded by Nazis with the corresponding symbols. This news reached the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg and the concern’s reaction was immediate: as reported by Autoblog, upon learning of this, VW broke off relations with the dealer because of a Nazi poster.
Volkswagen officials strongly condemned the display on the sales floor of an image linking the legendary Beetle to the Nazis and emphasized their commitment to protecting human dignity. “We strongly discourage the display of these images at our facilities, which demonstrate a regime that emphasizes hatred and discrimination at a historical moment that, fortunately, is far behind,” the press service said. The dealer did not comment on this incident.
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