VW 2 years late in developing Golf-based minivan

Ostle, Dorothee
February 2000
Automotive News;2/28/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5863, p8
Trade Publication
Reports delay in the development of a Golf compact minivan by the Volkswagen AG in Europe. Date of launching; Revisions made on the automobile interior design; Role of the automobile manufacturer Opel AG in the automobile design; Need for preparations in the management of series production.


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