Volkswagen rolls out its 200,000th Vento
- by Rahul Basu
- Jul 11, 2012
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Will begin the export of the Left Hand Drive Volkswagen Vento from the second half of 2012
It’s that time of the year when the numbers are once again doing the talking and for international manufacturers brewing here in India and more importantly looking to establish strong long-term ties, the time to act is now.
Following in the footsteps of its Japanese and Korean competitors, Volkswagen is also steadily growing the scale of its assembly operations on Indian soil and seriously looking at making it one of its many strategic export hubs in the years to come.
A cause for celebration and a number to mark the start of their export confederation from India is the roll out of the 200,000th unit of its best selling Volkswagen Vento model. As the first Left Hand Drive car to be ever produced at the Chakan plant, this version of the Vento model will be exported to the Middle East and African Countries. The export is planned to start from the second half of 2012.
The 200,000th unit was rolled out in the presence of Dr. Hackenberg and Dr. Chacko, who were present at the final quality check point of the plant.
Commenting on Volkswagen’s decision to begin exporting the Vento, Dr. Hackenberg said “The Vento is an Indian car designed and built for Indian customers. The success of the Vento in a competitive market like India makes us confident that this product would be well accepted in other markets with similar needs. We are confident of repeating this success of our Vento in new export markets.”
Describing the long-term growth strategy of the Volkswagen Group India Dr. John Chacko added, “Our focus is clear on the Indian market; however export is one tool to face volatilities in the automotive market and currency.”
The Volkswagen plant in Chakan currently produces the Volkswagen Polo, the Volkswagen Vento (Volkswagen Vento vs Honda City Review), the Skoda Fabia and the Skoda Rapid.