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Report: Porsche Boxster, Cayman to be built alongside VW Golf?

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It's good to know that even as the year winds down, the rumormill is still cranking along at full capacity. Auto Bild is suggesting that Volkswagen may be looking to share a production facility between models like the Golf, Boxster and Cayman. According to one insider, the company's factory in Osnabrück is being geared up to take overflow production of the two sports cars should the need arise. That would mean that the Osnabrück plant would only start minting Caymans and Boxsters once the production at Porsche's Zuffenhausen facility has maxed out.

The news comes courtesy of Ludger Teeken, CEO of the Osnabrück plant. Teeken says that steps have already been made to prepare the plant to be able to produce Porsche models should the need arise. Meanwhile, Golf production is set to kick off at the plant in early 2011

Gallery: 2011 Porsche Cayman R

[Source: Auto Bild]Report: Porsche Boxster, Cayman to be built alongside VW Golf? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Dec 2010http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/29/report-porsche-boxster-cayman-to-be-built-alongside-vw-golf/
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