Volkswagen has started supplying Mexico with sedans manufactured in Russia

Volkswagen has started supplying Mexico with sedans manufactured in Russia

Vedomosti – Volkswagen has found another export market for the automobiles it manufactures in Russia. Mexico has been added to the list, alongside the CIS countries (Kazakhstan, Belarus etc), as told by a source close to the Kaluga car factory of the group to Vedomosti. The statement has been confirmed by a Volkswagen representative: “We managed to agree on the supplies to Mexico, starting with the export of several hundred Volkswagen Polo”. The representative revealed neither the planned number of exports to Mexico for 2016, nor the reason why that particular market has been chosen. Volkswagen annually exports approximately 10,000 vehicles from Russia, mainly Polo sedan, he added.

As stated in the February presentation of Ministry of Industry and Commerce, 2200 automobiles may be delivered to Mexico in 2016, Volkswagen and GAZ being amongst the potential exporters. The Mexican order for the Kaluga plant of Volkswagen Group is compatible with that figure, says the source of Vedomosti. GAZ Group is still dealing with the certification process of the vehicles to be exported to Mexico, told the company representative. The transport cost of a passenger car from Kaluga to Mexico -via St. Petersburg port- is not less than 60,000 rubles, as calculated by the director general of Infoline-Analytics: Mikhail Burmistrov.