Volkswagen has added another milestone to its Indian journey as the company rolled out its 50,000th car from its factory in Chakan, Pune. The company began exporting cars from 2011 onwards catering to the South African market. Currently, VW India caters to about 32 countries worldwide. The jubilee export car was a left-hand-drive Vento which will be shipped to Mexico.
Volkswagen India president and MD, Mahesh Kodumudi said, “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.”
The Vento,originally developed for the Indian market, has been quite successful in the North American market. According to the company, this year, almost every car manufactured in India will be shipped to Mexico. Additionally the company is also exporting parts and components of the Vento and Polo to Malaysia since 2013.
VW is slowly but steadily gaining ground in India, the company will soon launch the updated variants of the Vento and Polo this year. In the future they may launch a sub-four metre crossover based on the Tiguan concept (showcased at the Auto Expo).