Volkswagen India has shipped its 1,00,000th car, a red Volkswagen Vento, for Mexico from its production facility in Chakan, Pune. This milestone has been achieved in less than two years after starting export to the North American country. The Vento, built at the Pune Plant, replaced the outgoing Jetta Classico in the Mexican market. The ‘Made-in-India Vento’ climbed the sales charts in Mexico rapidly and is already in the top three most sold cars in Mexico in the first half of 2015. It is also the highest sold Volkswagen in Mexico at the moment.
The 1,00,000th car, a red Volkswagen Vento, powered with a 1.6-litre MPI engine was shipped from the Mumbai Port to Mexico on the vessel Höegh Asia. The 1,00,000th export car to Mexico embarked upon its seven-week journey to the North American country after being flagged off by top honchos at Volkswagen.
‘German Engineering, Made in India’ is in great demand. Currently Volkswagen India exports the Volkswagen Polo and Vento in right-hand as well as left-hand drive versions to over 32 countries in Asia, Africa and North America. Starting with the first single export market, South Africa in 2011, Volkswagen India has been able to ramp-up the export business to form a second strong leg of its business operations. The big breakthrough for exports from the Volkswagen Pune Plant came when the Mexican market demanded Volkswagen Vento cars built in India to replace the outgoing Jetta Classico with the Vento.