Volkswagen’s Pune based facility will be producing the Polo hatchback for the Mexican market which is being exported along with the Vento sedan.
Expanding its export activities further, Volkswagen India has commenced exports of the new Polo to Mexico which will be manufactured at the company’s Pune based facility. The new Polo was launched earlier this month in Mexico and is the second model after the Vento to go on sale in the North American country that is being manufactured and exported from the Pune plant. The export versions of the Vento and new Polo cumulatively account for nearly every second car produced at the Pune plant.
The Mexican spec Volkswagen Polo is being exported with a 1.6-litre petrol engine in the Highline trim. The automaker states that the India made Polo offers Mexican customers a high quality car with powerful yet low fuel consumption engine and practicality. The Indian Polo also comes with a 4-star Global NCAP safety rating equipped with dual front airbags and ABS. With the export of the new Polo, Volkswagen has also ramped up production at the plant to keep up with demand. The automaker’s exports operations have expanded to 32 countries spread across three continents namely Asia, Africa and North America over the past years.
Volkswagen commenced exports in 2011 from its Pune plant with the first market being South Africa. The facility produces left-hand drive as well as right-hand drive cars for different markets, while the company also exports parts and components to Malaysia. With the successful launch of the Vento last year in Mexico, Volkswagen has set an example of world class quality of its vehicles being manufactured in India and the export of the new Polo only reiterates that fact further. The company has produced 89,000 units for export till date from its Pune facility.