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MEXICO: VW 2001 sales fall five percent

By just-auto.com editorial team | 17 January 2001

Volkswagen AG's Mexican subsidiary expects local sales this year will be down five percent from 2000, company senior executive Francisco Bada Sanz said.

He also said Volkswagen this year likely will face intense competition in the Mexican compact segment from newly introduced models including Dodge's Hyundai-made Atos, Ford's Icon and the French automaker Renault's Clio.

Still, said the executive, Volkswagen Mexico this year plans to boost annual output by three percent, to 435,000 vehicles.