25 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Polo and Vento celebrated as Volkswagen India passes production milestone

Back in December 2010 we reported on Volkswagen Group India’s 2-3 month waiting lists for the fifth-generation Polo and its notchback variant, the Vento. The cars have been a tremendous success for the company in the burgeoning small car market, and Volkswagen Group India have recently celebrated the 50,000th car to be made at its recently-opened Chakan plant in Pune. Currently the factory makes the Polo and Vento ranges for the local market, in addition to versions of sister car, the Škoda Fabia. The 50,000th vehicle was a Vento saloon, produced one year after the hi-tech Chakan facility opened.

The success of both the Polo and Vento is not to be underplayed. Figures state that Volkswagen Group India sold 5601 vehicles in January 2011 alone, the reported surge in figures due largely to the small cars’ success. Neeraj Garg, Director and Member of the Board, Volkswagen Group India, was quoted as saying that the company is looking forward to consolidating its growing position for both the models that are bringing in volumes as well as concentrating on the premium market. The company also offers the Passat and Jetta ranges, in addition to versions of the Phaeton, the Touareg and the New Beetle.

[Sources: Indian Drives/Top News Singapore]

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