Volkswagen India car production crosses 5 lakh units
Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd, which operates from its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Maharashtra has achieved a new milestone. This was in the form of producing their car number 500,000th.
This milestone highlights the advancement of this state of the art facility from where Volkswagen India caters to both domestic demand and exports to over 32 countries in Asia, Africa and North America. The plant has a capacity to produce 200,000 units per annum. It is from this plant that the company produces its Polo and Vento models while the plant is also shared with Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd for production of its Skoda Rapid and Fabia.
This special 500,000th car is a red coloured Polo GT TSI, one of their best selling cars in the market. It is powered by a 1.2l petrol engine, generating 105 PS power. It is mated to a state of the art 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The rolling out of production milestone car is a matter of pride for the company. Mr. Andreas Lauenroth, Executive Director – Technical, Volkswagen India Private Limited congratulated to team of VW India on this achievement. Reaching this target has drawn attention to the fact that cars produced at VW Chakan plant have been well received by customers both within the country and in overseas markets.
Volkswagen Vento is the third most exported car from India
VW Chakan plant employs a total of 3,200 direct and indirect employees and rolls out about 430 cars per day in two shifts. The plant was inaugurated in March 2009 with Skoda Fabia being the first to enter production. December 2009 saw Polo being produced at the plant while in August 2010 saw VW Vento entering production. Exports were initiated in 2013.