Photo: Volkswagen

Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen India has shipped its 1,00,000th car built for Mexico. The Volkswagen India in Chakan, Pune, production facility achieved this milestone in less than two years. This success highlights the high acceptance and demand of the Indian Volkswagen Vento and Polo in Mexico, according to the automaker.

The milestone vehicle, a red Volkswagen Vento, powered with a 1.6L MPI engine was shipped from the Mumbai Port to Mexico, according to the automaker.

Volkswagen India started the export to Mexico with the Volkswagen Vento less than two years ago. The Vento, built at the Pune Plant, replaced the outgoing Jetta Classico in the Mexican market. After being introduced in the late-2013, the “Made in India” Vento immediately became a popular car in this North American , according to the automaker.

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. Complementing the success of Vento since late-2014 is the Polo, which is also being built at the Volkswagen Pune Plant. Nearly every second car produced in the year 2014 at the Volkswagen Pune Plant was shipped to Mexico, the single largest export market for Volkswagen India, according to the automaker.

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, according to the automaker.