Volkswagen India starts export of Vento to Argentina

New Delhi :Volkswagen India has started exporting its locally-produced mid-sized sedan Vento to Argentina which will be sold as ‘Polo’ in the South American country.

Volkswagen Argentina will sell Vento manufactured at Pune plant as the Polo with a 1.6-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual as well as six-speed automatic gearbox, the company said in a statement.

“We have been exporting to numerous markets across Asia, Africa and North America. By entering Argentina, now we not only 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 India President & MD Andreas Lauermann said.

The auto major has been the market leader in Argentina for 12 consecutive years with a market share of almost 22 per cent, the company added.

Volkswagen India started exporting cars from its Pune Plant in 2011 with the first export market being South Africa. Since then, the export operations of Volkswagen India have expanded to over 35 countries across Asia, Africa, North America and South America.

Additionally, Volkswagen India also exports parts and components of its cars to Malaysia which are assembled there for the Malaysian domestic market.