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VW rolls out one-millionth car made in India
The Volkswagen plant in Chakan, Pune achieved the milestone of producing the one millionth car in India. The car in question, a VW Ameo finished in a carbon-steel couloured paint, was sent out of the plant by the top management and some of the oldest employees working at the plant.
The Chakan plant itself has completed ten years of manufacturing, having been set up in March of 2009. The first car to be produced here was the Skoda Fabia, followed by the VW Polo, Vento and the Skoda Rapid by the end of 2010. It has exported about 4,00,000 cars to 50 different countries. Quite a history lesson, that.
Moving on to the future.
As part of their India 2.0 project, VW has set up a technology centre at the Pune plant and is planning to invest Rs 8000 crores in Indian operations. The project aims at developing more cars relevant to the Indian market on a platform that has been localised.