Volkswagen Pune plant rolls out one millionth car.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Volkswagen Ameo is available with two engine options.
  • Volkswagen Group is investing around Rs 8,000 crore in its INDIA 2.0 project.
  • The company had recently introduced Ameo's special Black and White edition.

Volkswagen's Pune manufacturing facility today rolled out the one-millionth car from its assembly line. It was a celebratory car in the form of a made-for-India Volkswagen Carbon Steel Ameo.

There are two engine options available with Volkswagen Ameo. You have a 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine that delivers 76 PS and 95 Nm of torque. Then there is a 1.5-litre TDI diesel motor that is good for 110 PS and 250 Nm of torque. According to the company, the mileage figures for petrol and diesel variants are 19.44 kmpl and 21.66 kmpl, respectively.

Recently, at a starting price of Rs 6.69 lakh (ex-showroom). Prior to that,

The made-for-India Volkswagen Carbon Steel Ameo celebratory car was rolled out in presence of Volkswagen India Managing Director Gurpratap Boparai and Volkswagen Passenger Cars India Director Steffen Knapp, among others.

"Volkswagen India's production facility is a global benchmark in quality and technological advancement in manufacturing, and it has remained the backbone of our growth narrative in India," Gurpratap Boparai said.

"The roll-out of the one-millionth car is an important milestone for us in our long term commitment to the Indian market. We would like to build further on this milestone and work towards higher localization, ramping up production and manufacturing world-class products for the country and several other markets around the world in the future," he added.

Steffen Knapp said: "The one-millionth roll-out of a Volkswagen carline is a testament of our strong brand equity in a dynamic and evolving market like India."

Volkswagen Pune plant started operations on March 31, 2009, and Skoda Fabia was the first car produced from here. "Today, more than 4,00,000 cars manufactured from the Volkswagen Pune Plant have reached more than 50 different countries across four continents of the world including Asia, Africa, North America and South America," the company said in a statement.

Earlier this month, The merger has been considered and approved by the boards of the three companies in India and is now subject to the necessary regulatory and statutory approvals.

Volkswagen Group is also investing around Rs 8,000 crore in its regional project -- INDIA 2.0. The project aims at developing more cars that are relevant to the requirements of the Indian market on a platform that has been localised. A technology centre has also been set up at the Pune Plant to start local development.