LHD Volkswagen Vento Mexico export is lucky number 50,000 from India plant
The past 30 months has seen Volkswagen India increase export volumes,with the 50,000th export, a left-hand drive Vento to be shipped to Mexico being celebrated at the Pune plant this week. Volkswagen India began exports from its Pune Plant in 2011 to South Africa, its single export market, and now exports to 32 countries across 3 continents.
Exports of the Indian Vento to Mexico began in October 2013. Originally developed for India, Vento has been successful in the sedan segment in Mexico replacing Jetta Classico. Through 2014, almost every third car manufactured at the Volkswagen Pune Plant will be shipped to Mexico.
Mr. Mahesh Kodumudi, Chief Representative Volkswagen Group India and President & Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited said “The steadily increasing number of export cars from the Volkswagen Pune Plant underlines the worldwide demand of high quality cars that we make in India.”
He added, “The rising demand from Mexico mirrors the positive customer feedback of the Vento. Not only does this success help us in tackling the volatilities in the domestic market, but it also strengthens our export leg of the business in a sustainable way. With the success of our highest quality cars in this key market, we can further increase our scope of export to more countries in the near future.”
Volkswagen Vento was the 1st car completely custom designed for India. Now Vento stands testimony for German engineering made in India worldwide. Volkswagen Polo, made in Chakan is being exported to various overseas markets as well. In addition to completely built units, parts and components of Volkswagen Vento and Volkswagen Polo manufactured at the Pune Plant are also being shipped to Malaysia since April 2013. Parts and components are assembled in Malaysia for their local market.