Volkswagen Virtus exports begins from India
The made-in-India Volkswagen Virtus mid-size sedan is now being exported to other markets, according to Volkswagen India.
The Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) Group achieves an important milestone in its India 2.0 journey with this decision. After the Taigun, the Virtus is the second Volkswagen vehicle constructed on the MQB-A0-IN platform and exported from India.
The Volkswagen Virtus is being shipped in its initial cargo of 3,000 units from the port of Mumbai to Mexico. It's important to note that the Virtus' export model is an LHD (left-hand drive) design.
In 2011, SAVWIPL began its export program with 6,256 Volkswagen Ventos made in India for the South African market. Since that time, the company's export market has gradually expanded, expanding the Group's "Made in India" footprint to 44 countries throughout South America, Central America, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the GCC nations, and the Caribbean area.
Over 550,000 automobiles had been shipped by the Group by June 2022, with Mexico serving as its biggest export market, followed by South Africa, countries in Central America (Columbia, Ecuador, and Argentina), and ASEAN nations.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Piyush Arora, Managing Director of KODA AUTO Volkswagen India said, "We are marching aggressively on our path to growth, and the ramp-up of our exports is another significant stride in this direction. With this move, we are closer to realising our aim of making India an export hub for the VW Group globally, which is a significant pillar of our India strategy. The growth in our export numbers testifies to the success of the INDIA 2.0 programme. It also showcases India's engineering expertise on a global stage. As a true Volkswagen, the Virtus embodies the same quality standards we adhere to globally, and we are delighted it will be driven in other countries soon. With this announcement, we have further strengthened our commitment to offering next-generation vehicles to and from India."
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