Volkswagen has started exporting the new Virtus sedan from India. First batch of 3000 units of Made in India VW Virtus is being shipped to Mexico from the port of Mumbai.
With this, VW Group marks another significant milestone in its INDIA 2.0 journey as the Virtus joins the Volkswagen Taigun, which was the first in a range of vehicles built on the MQB-A0-IN platform, to be exported from India.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Piyush Arora, Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India said:
“We are marching aggressively on our path to growth, and the ramp-up of our exports is another significant stride in this direction. With this move, we are closer to realizing our aim of making India an export hub for the VW Group globally, which is a significant pillar of our India strategy. The growth in our export numbers testifies to the success of the INDIA 2.0 program. It also showcases India’s engineering expertise on a global stage. As a true Volkswagen, the Virtus embodies the same quality standards we adhere to globally, and we are delighted it will be driven in other countries soon. With this announcement, we have further strengthened our commitment to offering next-generation vehicles to and from India.”
The company began its export operations from India in 2011 with 6,256 units of Volkswagen Vento sedans shipped to South African market. Since then, the company’s export market has continued to grow incrementally, broadening the Group’s ‘Made in India’ presence to 44 countries across South America, Central America, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the GCC countries, and the Caribbean region. By June 2022, the Group had exported over 550,000 cars, with Mexico being the largest export market followed by South Africa and Central American markets (Columbia, Ecuador, Argentina), as well as the ASEAN countries.
A computer animation professional with over 23 years of industry experience having served in leading organizations, TV channels & production facilities in Pakistan. An avid car enthusiast and petrolhead with an affection to deliver quality content to help shape opinions. Formerly written for PakWheels as well as major publications including Dawn. Founder of CarSpiritPK.com