22 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Polo production landmark: 500,000th car produced at Volkswagen India factory

The 500,000th car was produced at Volkswagen India's Pune factory in May 2015

The 500,000th car to be produced at Volkswagen India’s 572-acre Pune factory was celebrated last month. The red seven-speed DSG Polo GT TSI was destined for the local market, which has seen an increasing demand since the plant was opened in 2009. Over 200,000 cars are made at the factory annually.

State-of-the-art production facility
Models built at the state-of-the-art production facility at Chakan include the current Volkswagen Polo and Vento (Polo saloon), as well as the Škoda Fabia and Indian-market Škoda Rapid (a re-badged Volkswagen Vento, not the European SEAT co-operation model).

Cars roll off the Pune production lines for both the domestic and international export markets. Over 32 countries take the vehicles made in India, with continents as far-reaching as Africa, Asia, and North America. The strong engineering and high quality principles of the Volkswagen brand are upheld at the Chakan factory, with 430 cars produced per day over a two-shift system.

Same quality standards
‘A Volkswagen built anywhere in the world is of the same quality standards – be it in Europe, Asia, America or anywhere else. India is no exception to this and all the cars built by our highly skilled workforce at Pune Plant fulfil all the required quality standards of a Volkswagen,’ said Andreas Lauenroth, Executive Director – Technical, Volkswagen India Private Limited.

The Polo commenced production at Pune in December 2009 when the fifth-generation model was introduced to the Indian market. Vento production followed in August 2010, while December of the same year saw South African exports begin. The 100,000th car was made at Pune in July 2011, with left-hand drive markets catered for a year later.

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