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Skoda and Volkswagen ramp up manufacturing at Chakan facility | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

A further shift on the Chakan plant will assist the producer cater to the rising demand.

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India (SAVWIPL) has launched a 3rd manufacturing shift at its Chakan plant in Pune, Maharashtra, to cater to the rising demand for Skoda-VW group automobiles in India.

  • Chakan plant at the moment produces the VW Taigun, Virtus, and Skoda Kushaq, Slavia
  • Skoda recorded its highest ever month-to-month and quarterly gross sales in 2022
  • VW Virtus to launch on June 9

The Skoda Auto Volkswagen India group manages operations for the Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini and Porsche manufacturers. The Pune facility at the moment manufactures the Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus, Skoda’s Kushaq and Slavia, and till lately, the VW Polo and Vento. The group additionally produces the TSI and 1.5 TSI engines on the Chakan plant.

2021 proved to be a profitable yr for SAVWIPL because the group is alleged to have recorded a 76 % development in volumes throughout its 5 manufacturers. 2022 has additionally began on a optimistic be aware, with Skoda recording its highest ever quarterly gross sales (January-March) of 13,120 automobiles and its highest ever month-to-month gross sales (March 2022: 5,608 items) as nicely, because it started its India operations.

Managing director of SAVWIPL, Piyush Arora mentioned, “This can be a testimony to the overwhelming response obtained by the automobiles launched below the VW Group’s India venture. With the third shift, now we have taken on further manpower to assist us cater to the rise in demand that we foresee each on the home and export entrance.”

The group is now gearing up for the launch of the Volkswagen Virtus sedan on June 9. Collection manufacturing for the Vento alternative has already begun on the Chakan plant, and deliveries for the Honda Metropolis rival are anticipated to begin by mid-June.

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