12 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Demand for Polo and Vento strong
in India; 2-3 month waiting lists reported

The fifth-generation Polo and its saloon counterpart the Vento, have proved popular in the emerging Indian car market, with both models currently experiencing 2-3 month waiting lists. Volkswagen plans to increase production to cope with the larger than expected demand for the cars, as Volkswagen Group Sales India (Passenger Cars) Director, Neeraj Garg explained: ‘Presently, we have at least two to three months of waiting period for the Polo and Vento. We are ramping-up capacity at our Chakan facility in Maharashtra to meet demand.

‘We have started a second shift to scale-up production to meet the high demand for the Polo and Vento. We are gradually ramping-up production, but not rapidly, as we do not want to compromise on quality,’ Garg continued. In November 2010 Volkswagen sold 4613 Polo and Vento vehicles and sales have already reached 26,000 total units for January to November 2010. The German company expects to achieve the full annual production capacity of 1.1 lakh units at the Chakan factory by the end of 2011, and currently has 61 retailers in India.

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