The most watched product launch since Volkswagen AG's New Beetle enters another phase when DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s Toluca, Mexico, assembly plant begins making left-hand-drive models of the PT Cruiser for European markets Wednesday (March 15). Almost two weeks later, on March 27, output of right-hand-drive PT Cruisers gets underway. DCC is projecting annual PT Cruiser production in Toluca to be 180,000 units, with Europe getting 25,000 units in 2000. The top markets will be the U.K. and ...

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