Business: VW's New Drive

More American-bred Rabbits?

At Volkswagen's sprawling headquarters in Wolfsburg, Chairman Toni Schmücker and his top aides are pondering a major question: Should the West German automaker build a second plant in the U.S.? A final decision is expected by year's end, and the early signs point toward a definite ja. A team of Volkswagen experts is already studying possible sites; the new plant would be an assembly operation that would put together the popular, front-wheel drive Rabbits and would probably be on the West Coast.

The case for a second factory is strong....

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