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They did make GTi's in Brussels towards the end of production (2005).

AFAIK all Laser Blue ones came from Brussels (but I might be wrong here).

Edited by Blue Loop

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All laser blue are inferior.

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German Wikipedia clarifies the production issue. Production of the GTi was switched to Brussels in 2003 but the 3L was always built in Wolfsburg, up until the end of production in 2005. This probably had something to do with the 3L sharing only about 20% of parts with a 'standard' Lupo although it shared the body shell with the GTi and the FSi. The FSi was also never built in Brussels; production ceased in 2003.

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It does beg the question about how a car maker switches the location of a production line or assembly plant. A production line is a very big, complex beast. And then you have to have all the components nearby ready to fit... Switching location to chnage final trim or wheels or final stuff yes, but the entire line??? I find it hard to believe.

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They did the same with the 9N3 polo, the last versions of those were built in South Africa. In fact, the last versions of the Mk3 Golf, mainly GTI's were also built in South Africa.

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On 28/02/2017 at 8:22 AM, lupogtiboy said:

They did the same with the 9N3 polo, the last versions of those were built in South Africa. In fact, the last versions of the Mk3 Golf, mainly GTI's were also built in South Africa.

Really? Didn't know. That' cool!

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