VWSA has announced a major worldwide export contract for right hand drive models of the new Volkswagen Polo.
New Polo exports confirmed
In a multibillion rand investment programme between VWSA and its component suppliers, the company will export 19 000 new Polos to right hand drive markets by the end of 2009.
“Production of the all New Volkswagen Polo commenced at the Uitenhage plant in July 2009. By the end of the year, 19 000 New Polos will have left the Port Elizabeth harbour destined for customers around the world,” said David Powels, VWSA managing director.
This figure is expected to increase to 55 000 in 2010. Export markets for new Polo include the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
The export announcement was made at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park in Uitenhage on Thursday. New Polo will be launched in South Africa early next year.