21 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Polo is 400,000th car produced
at Volkswagen India’s Pune factory

2014 Volkswagen Polo (India)

Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pune, India, has produced its 400,000th car – a New Polo Highline 1.5 TDI in Flash Red. The milestone car is bound for the local market, and comes just six days after the New Polo (refreshed 6R) was launched there.

The 4000,000th car production celebration has been reached in just five years. The Chakan factory currently produces the Polo and Vento (Polo saloon) for both the local market and South Africa, and exports left-hand drive versions to Mexico and the Middle East.

The 575-acre site also makes the the Skoda Rapid (a rebadged Vento). Its output has been exported to over 32 countries in across three continents. Polos have been built in Pune since December 2009. Skoda Fabias first rolled out of the facility in March of the same year.

Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited said: ‘With over 400,000 cars produced at our stat-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the domestic as well as export market, we have firmly established our operations. We will continue to focus on productivity and further localisation to cater to the demand from our markets.’

Andreas Lauenroth, Volkswagen Executive Director – Technical, commented: ‘The roll out of the 400,000th car is a testimony of Volkswagen running its India productions in a higher gear without compromising our highest quality standards. With this achievement under our belt, we plan to keep moving forward with a greater thrust to position ourselves as a committed car manufacturer in the Indian market.’

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