Volkswagen India had added yet another feather in its cap by exporting the 2,50,000th India-made car to Mexico till date. Back in 2013, Volkswagen first started exporting the Vento to Mexico and now, it also exports the Polo hatchback in the region. Interestingly, thanks to high demand and growth of the Vento in the region, it has emerged as the third highest selling car in the entire passenger car market in Mexico.
Speaking about its milestone achievement, Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, “The growing popularity of India-made Volkswagen cars in markets like Mexico and others lays testament to our strong focus on quality products across all our manufacturing investments worldwide – in line with our think global, build local philosophy! India on its part, has offered Volkswagen a rich mix of strong local market opportunity combined with manufacturing prowess that helps us serve the world with cars that are German in their soul and local in their flavour. We continue to invest in this opportunity and look forward to more successes from India in the years to come.”
Volkswagen India established its production plant in the country way back in 2009. The company exports to over 35 countries across four continents of North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Volkswagen claims to have shipped over 3,10,000 cars across the geographies till date. The company’s Pune facility has so far managed to attract an investment of over ₹ 5720 crore along with achieving localisation of about 82 per cent.