Production of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Group cars has gotten a boost
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) has upped production at its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune by commencing a third shift.
The Group says it had to increase output owing to rising demand for automobiles made at the factory which includes the Polo, Vento, Virtus and Taigun for Volkswagen and Kushaq and Slavia for Skoda.
By increasing production at Chakan, SAVWIPL aims to accelerate deliveries of the Skoda Slavia. The C-segment sedan’s non-identical twin from Volkswagen, the Virtus, will be launched in June this year.
The Pune facility is one of the most modern plants in the Volkswagen Group worldwide. Spread across 540 acres, it covers the entire production process, from press shop through body shop, paint shop to final assembly and also houses the engine shop where the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI petrol engines are produced.
The Group, which also has a manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, witnessed 76 percent growth in volumes across its 5 brands last year. It also recently started exporting the made-in-India Volkswagen T-Cross, the first to be underpinned by the MQB-A0-IN platform in India.