Volkswagen has halted the production of it’s popular Jetta in Mexico owing to the strikes of teamsters in Brazil owing to rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country.
The Puebla plant is Volkswagen’s biggest plant outside Germany. It produces some of the company’s iconic models such as Beetle, Jetta as well as bestseller models like the Tiguan and Golf. The plant produced approximately 461,248 units in 2017.
The main cause for the suspension of production is attributed to the shortage of engines, which are produced in Brazil. Due to the protests, it has become difficult to transport the engines from Brazil.
Three shifts for production had to be cancelled from Monday to Wednesday. The 1800 workers involved in the production will not receive any pay cuts but the off days will be discounted from their vacation.
The production line is expected to start operating on Saturday but the capacity at which it works will be decided by the company later in the week.