New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen India on Wednesday said its domestically-built sedan Vento was commercially launched in Argentina recently.
“Volkswagen India builds highest quality cars at its Pune plant. We have been exporting to numerous markets across the continents of Asia, Africa and North America,” said Andreas Lauermann, president and managing director, Volkswagen India.
“By entering Argentina, we not only now continue our endeavour to deliver top notch products around the world, but also establish ourselves in a new region and a market which has a strong Volkswagen presence.”
Volkswagen Argentina launched the ‘Made-in-India’ Vento on November 10, 2015. Volkswagen Argentina had showcased the ‘Made-in-India’ sedan during the Buenos Aires Motorshow in June 2015.
The company added that Volkswagen Argentina will sell the sedan built at Pune plant as ‘the Polo’ with a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine with five-speed manual, as well as six-speed automatic gearbox.
Volkswagen India started exporting cars from its Pune plant in 2011 with the first export market being South Africa. The company has since expanded its exports portfolio to over 35 countries.
Additionally, the company exports parts and components of its cars to Malaysia which are assembled there for the Malaysian domestic market.
Volkswagen Pune Plant has produced over 156,000 cars for export till date.