VW CEO: Mexico key in quest to become world’s top carmaker

CNN, 1/17/2013

Mexico BricksAt the lavish opening of Volkswagen’s latest plant in Mexico, the company’s boss and Mexico’s new president join hands to push a button. A vast sheet drops to reveal a gleaming assembly line for engines — surrounded by newly hired VW employees waving Mexican flags. It’s an obviously symbolic moment: Mexico relies heavily on multinational car firms to power an important sector of its economy. The country is currently the fourth largest auto exporter in the world.

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