Polo export hits milestone
Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) reached a new milestone last week when it produced its 200 000th unit of the current Polo for the export market.
With Polos being manufactured ahead of schedule at the Uitenhage plant, the 200 000th vehicle for export rolled off the line on 31 January 2020.
This milestone brings the total number of exports for the company by the end of January to 1 098 960 vehicles.
The Uitenhage plant has been manufacturing the latest generation of the Polo since September 2017. The company exports the Polo to all right-hand drive markets and supplements production for some left-hand drive markets.
This export milestone follows a year of records for VWSA in 2019. The company manufactured a total of 161 954 vehicles in 2019, surpassing its previous record of 137 758 vehicles produced in 2011.
Even more, VWSA also ended the year with a 23.4% passenger market share – which means that nearly a quarter of all cars sold in the South African market are brands belonging to VWSA.
The company said it had many reasons to be proud of last year.– Own Correspondent