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Volkswagen has an engine assembly facility (an extension to the previously mentioned plant) built in 2015 at a cost of 240 crore (710 million euro) approximately at their state-of-the-art factory in Chakan, Pune respectively. The plant reportedly holds production capacity of about 98,000 engines annually.

About Volkswagen

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited is the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of German automotive manufacturing company Volkswagen Group.

On 7 October 2019, Volkswagen Group India announced the merger of their three Indian subsidiaries - Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd (NSC) and Škoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (SAIPL) - into a single entity named Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd with headquarters at Pune. Gurpratap Boparai was appointed as the first Managing Director of Škoda Auto Volkswagen India.

Volkswagen Group brands Porsche and Lamborghini also sell their cars in India through them

VW Manufacturing Plants

The company operates two manufacturing plants. The first plant at Chakan, near Pune, Maharashtra was previously owned by Volkswagen India with an annual capacity of 200,000 vehicles.

The other plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra was previously operated by Škoda Auto India and mainly used for CKD assembly of Volkswagen, Škoda and Audi vehicles. In 2020, Škoda launched their first ever imported compact SUV model, the Karoq.

Source: Wikipedia


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