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Offline Neaty

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Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« on: 03 July 2020, 12:15 »
Hello,

I had a quick Google but can't seem to find anything about where Golfs sold in Korea are made. This is a bit of a esoteric request but does anyone know where Golfs, more specifically GTIs, which are sold in Korea are made? I'm looking at buying one on the relatively near future.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #1 on: 03 July 2020, 20:54 »
The VIN will tell you the manufacturing location
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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #2 on: 04 July 2020, 12:22 »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the 11th digit in the VIN should be the one to tell you. In your case, I'd guess that digit will be the letter K, indicating Korea.

Hope that helps you.
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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #3 on: 04 July 2020, 12:33 »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the 11th digit in the VIN should be the one to tell you. In your case, I'd guess that digit will be the letter K, indicating Korea.

Hope that helps you.

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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #4 on: 04 July 2020, 13:40 »
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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #6 on: 04 July 2020, 14:25 »
Fair enough...seems like Keith was wrong.
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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #7 on: 04 July 2020, 15:06 »
Not sure how that proves Keith wrong, he doesn't say that they are made there, just how to de-code the VIN.

Neaty's question is, GTI's sold in Korea, where are they made?

From this https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/group/portrait-and-production-plants.html I'm going to guess at China.
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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #8 on: 04 July 2020, 18:37 »
Not sure if you even looked at and understood the link I provided, but it CLEARLY lists the place of manufacture.
Please re read my last post where it clearly indicates that I am not trying to PROVE that Keith got it wrong, merely suggesting that it SEEMS that what he posted is wrong.
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Re: Mk6 Golf manufacturing locations
« Reply #9 on: 04 July 2020, 22:43 »
I did INDEED. It doesn't list that GTI's ARE made in Korea.

Also note that from your link, POINT 11, 'manufacturing location' doesn't include anywhere in Korea.

See also my link to VW's own list of manufacturing locations. What do you see listed FOR Korea?
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