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thefarm
01-15-2005, 10:29 PM
German car-maker Volkswagen plans to build a budget car for south east Asia in partnership with Malaysian car maker Proton, the company's chief executive told a German magazine in an interview to appear on Monday. VW chief Bernd Pischetsrieder said he planned a budget car which could be made for 2,300 euros ($3,000), to be developed with Proton. Pischetsrieder said that he knew of no plans for a factory in India -- a market rumour -- and said there would be no stopping his cost-saving programme ForMotion<p>from <A HREF="http://www.indiadaily.com/breaking_news/20931.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.indiadaily.com/breaking_news/20931.asp</A>

Top Secret
01-15-2005, 10:38 PM
Geez, VW has it's fingers in every car maker doesn't it. Their whole big plan of worldwide domination of VW is just acting up mighty fine.

HondaTech
01-16-2005, 01:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Geez, VW has it's fingers in every car maker doesn't it. Their whole big plan of worldwide domination of VW is just acting up mighty fine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, what else do you expect? The company was created by Hitler <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

TeeDi
01-16-2005, 04:49 AM
I'm putting on bet's, that VW will start to produce the VW Fox in Malaysia for sale across SE Asia, Australia, New Zealand and of course the rest of Asia, but not China. China should start building the Fox some time in 2005 and is already built and sold in South America. Not sure about India though?? Maybe Malaysia will send CKD Fox's to India??

bolita
01-18-2005, 11:38 AM
I highly doubt it would be the Fox. I think that one of the most inexpensive VW produce now is the Brazilian Gol....<p>Still, I really don't think they could build it for USD 3,000 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">