Volkswagen rolls out 1-millionth car

Volkswagen rolls out 1-millionth car
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German auto major Volkswagen, which has been facing headwinds for long and got restructured under its subsidiary Skoda, on Friday rolled out the 1-millionth car from its Pune facility, which was commissioned in 2010.

Mumbai: German auto major Volkswagen, which has been facing headwinds for long and got restructured under its subsidiary Skoda, on Friday rolled out the 1-millionth car from its Pune facility, which was commissioned in 2010.

The 20,000 cars per annum Pune plant produces four models -Polo, Ameo and Vento and the Skoda Rapid. Besides meeting the local demand, the facility also exports to some 50 countries across Asia, Africa, North America and South America.

"The rollout of the 1-millionth car is an important milestone for us," said Gurpratap Boparai, managing director, Volkswagen India.

The German auto giant, which is the world's largest auto company by volume, has three direct entities in the country-Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group Sales, and Skoda Auto apart from the luxury car unit Audi India.

"We would like to build further following this milestone and work towards higher localisation, ramping up production and manufacturing world-class products for this and other target markets around the world," Boparai said.

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