Volkswagen India revs up exports, starts shipping Vento to Argentina
Volkswagen’s India made Vento is now being shipped to Argentina where it will be sold under a new nameplate, ‘Polo’. Volkswagen will manufacture the sedan at its manufacturing facility located in Pune, the sedan will get VW’s 1.6 litre, petrol engine. There will be two transmission choices, a conventional five-speed manual tranny and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Argentina is an important market for the German auto major where it holds around 22 per cent of the total market share. The company commenced shipping vehicles to international markets like South Africa from India in 2011. Within four years, VW has expanded its exports wing from India to around 35 countries including markets like South America, Africa, North America and Asia.
Besides vehicles, Volkswagen India also exports parts and components of its cars to countries such as Malaysia where the vehicles are assembled locally.
Commenting on the commencement of export to Argentina, the President & MD of Volkswagen India, Mr. Andreas Lauermann said that VW began exports to Asian, African and North American markets from India four years ago which has now widened its reach to over 35 countries. He further said that Argentina is an important market for the company and with the commencement of exports to Argentina we further bolster our presence in the country.