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Coronavirus cancels plan for new Volkswagen plant in Turkey

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen is dropping its plans for a new factory in Turkey in response to a drop in demand for new cars during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the announcement in a statement Wednesday. The automaker, Germany’s largest, had been planning to open the factory in Manisa on the western coast of Turkey. The 1.3 billion euro ($1.4 billion) facility was to build the Volkswagen brand Passat and the Superb, a sedan from its subsidiary Skoda, starting in 2022 with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. 

Associated Press

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