Volkswagen India recorded its best-ever production figure in India in 2015, with 1,23,456 vehicles rolled out from the Pune plant. The main plant of the Volkswagen Group saw 10% growth in numbers compared to the 1,12,012 units in 2014.
"The Volkswagen Pune Plant has increased its production for the third year in a row. This has been possible because of increased demand from both domestic and export markets," said Dr Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited.
"Unfortunately, the global emission topic slowed our development in the second half of the year, and held us back from an even better result. With the new compact sedan, we have a new car in the production pipeline which will help us carry the pace forward in 2016, too," he added.
The total production of 1,23,456 cars at the Volkswagen Pune plant included approximately 72,000 Volkswagen Ventos, 38,800 Volkswagen Polos and 12,700 Skoda Rapids. Domestic production grew 23% to approximately 54,140 units, while the growth in export registered a 4% rise with 69,300 units in 2015 as compared to 2014, the company said in a statement.
Volkswagen Vento was the highest-produced car in 2015, contributing close to 60% of the total production. The plant's total production has now crossed 5.75 lakh units since its start in 2009.