Volkswagen Group Rus has manufactured more than 180,000 automobiles in 2020

Volkswagen Group Rus has manufactured more than 180,000 automobiles in 2020


 

Autostat.- 182,200 automobiles have been manufactured in the production sites of Volkswagen Group Rus in 2020, which is 15% below the record breaking 2019 performance. As reported by the press office of the company, 124,000 vehicles have been produced in the Kaluga plant last year (-17%) and 58,200 in Nizhny Novgorod (-9%).

It should be noted that the production of the second generation liftback Skoda Rapid was launched in the Kaluga plant of VW Group Rus in spring 2020, alongside the new VW Polo, now released as liftback. As one may remember, VW Tiguan crossovers are also being manufactured in the enterprise. In addition, the production of the new generation Skoda Octavia liftback started in Nizhny Novgorod in October, which shares the site with Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq crossovers.

The sales of the production leader of the Volkswagen Group Rus: Polo amounted to 58,455 units in 2020 (+4.2%). Tiguan crossover sales, a re-styled version of which appeared in dealers in December, declined by 11% to 32,982 vehicles, on the other hand. The compact liftback Rapid has maintained its position as the bestselling Skoda model in Russia last year with 35,240 units, repeating the success of 2019. Rapid was followed by Skoda Octavia with 21,622 vehicles (-20%). Kodiaq crossover has completed the top-three, which was preferred by 20,578 Russian clients (-18%). The sales of the compact crossover Skoda Karoq, which was put on the market in March 2020, have reached 15,551 units at the end of the year.

In the meantime, Volkswagen Group Rus has exported 10,500 Russian production vehicles to the CIS countries in 2020 (-57%). The majority of the shipments went to Belarus.