VW to ramp up Polo production; backlog stands at 5,700 units

VW to ramp up Polo production; backlog stands at 5,700 units

The company rolled out the hatchback, priced between Rs 4.34 and Rs 6.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), in March. It has sold 1,599 units so far, out of a total booking of 7,300 cars. Currently it has a waiting period of up to four months.

"We are gradually ramping up production, but not rapidly as, we do not want to compromise on the quality. About 50 per cent of the components are localised, so we have to be very careful while increasing the output," Volkswagen Group Sales India Board Member Neeraj Garg said.

He, however, did not specify by how much the production will be scaled up. The company has produced about 1,800 units in the last two months from its facility in Chakan at an average output of 900 cars per month.
With low production levels, VW is struggling to meet demand of the Polo in the Indian market.

Garg said, Polo is having 3-4 months of waiting period before delivery and denied market rumours that the company is delaying deliveries due to technical issues.
"It is perhaps one of the best car with technical specifications," he claimed.
VW's Chakan plant, which also manufactures 'Fabia' from the group firm Skoda Auto, was set up at an investment of 580 million euro and has an annual capacity of 1.1 lakh units.

Unveiled at the Auto Expo in January, Polo is pitted against Maruti Suzuki's Swift and Ritz, Hyundai's i10 and i20, and Honda's Jazz.

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