Volkswagen India is growing rapidly and becoming a car manufacturing hub. And the latest news is its commencement of export of the Left-Hand Drive Volkswagen Vento to Mexico. With it, Mexico will become the single largest export market for VW India which means every second car manufactured in the Pune plant will be sold in Mexico.
Volkswagen cars produced in India are already in great demand globally. The VW Vento built in the Pune Plant is available in two continents – Africa and Asia, now it will also be seen in the Mexican market. In 2011, VW India has started export of vehicles from the Pune plant to South Africa and introduced itself in the Left-Hand Drive market in the year 2012, exporting to Middle East countries. Next is the export of the Left-Hand Drive Vento in the Mexican market. VW India will officially introduce the Vento in the first part of November 2013 in the Mexican market in three drivetrain options.
Mr. Kodumudi said: “The Vento was specifically designed and built for Indian customers. However its success in a competitive market like India has opened up doors for exporting this car to various other markets.” He further added, “Expanding the exports to new and demanding markets is a testimony to the high quality and standards of manufacturing followed at our plant. Mexico will be an extremely important market for us as every second export car manufactured at the Pune Plant will be destined for Mexico.”
At present, the VW India Pune plant manufactures Volkswagen Vento, Volkswagen Polo, ŠKODA Rapid and ŠKODA Fabia. Export from the plant also includes Right-Hand Drive Volkswagen Vento and Right- and Left-Hand Drive Volkswagen Polo.