Volkswagen India has exported the 1,00,000th unit of the Vento to Mexico. The company reached this milestone in less than two years of commencing exports to the North American country, from the facility in Chakan.
The made-in-India Vento replaced the locally built Jetta Classico in the Mexican market. The sedan is one of the popular cars, featuring in the top three models sold there in the first half of 2015. It is also the highest selling model for Volkswagen Mexico, followed by the Polo hatchback, which is also exported from the Indian facility. Mexico is the largest export market for VW India, almost every second car made at the Chakan facility is dispatched there.
Commenting on the export success, Mr. Carsten Goransch said, “The primary focus of the company has been on the domestic market in India. However, with the decision to enter export markets, we have put our operations here in India on a broader and economically sustainable base.”
He further added, “A Volkswagen built anywhere in the world meets the same quality standards. This is evident by the way the Volkswagen Vento and Polo have been accepted worldwide. With the success of our highest quality cars in a key market like Mexico, we can further increase our scope of export to other countries in the near future.”