VW India Begins Production Of LHD Vento Sedan

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The Volkswagen Vento was a mid-level sedan made by the German auto giant exclusively for the Indian market keeping in mind customer requirements. The Vento became a success and now the carmaker is all set export Left Hand Drive (LHD) Vento cars to foreign markets.

The carmaker has already begun production of LHD Vento Sedans with first car rolling out from the company's Chakan plant. Interestingly, the first left hand drive Vento rolled out of the factory was also the 2,00,000th production car in the country.

Volkswagen Vento

Volkswagen Member of the Board of Management Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg who was present at the occasion said: "The Vento is an Indian car designed and built for Indian customers. The success of the Vento in a competitive market like India makes us confident that this product would be well accepted in other markets with similar needs. We are confident of repeating this success of our Vento in new export markets."

Volkswagen India will export the Vento sedan to left hand driven markets such as Middle East and African countries. The carmaker has been exporting the Vento to South Africa since last year.

VW India Managing Director John Chacko said: "Our export of the Vento to South Africa confirms that we are able to produce high quality cars in India at competitive costs. This shows our potential to further extend our export to new markets in the Middle East and African countries."

He further added on the company's strategy: "Our focus is clear on the Indian market; however export is one tool to face volatilities in the automotive market and currency."

Story first published: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 14:46 [IST]
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