Malaysia to build VW Polo Sedan with CKD kits from India

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The VW Polo Sedan or the Vento as we call it is currently being exported to quite a few countries including Malaysia.

Volkswagen Polo Sedan front fascia

The sedan costs a fortune in Malaysia due high import duties. In order to elude the tax, VW has decided to assemble the VW Polo Sedan in Malaysia with CKD kits coming from VW India’s Pune facility.

The car will be assembled by DRB-Hicom. The local operation is reported to add 215 jobs at the facility in Malaysia. Right now, the Indian content in the Vento is about 70% while the engines and gearboxes are being imported into India.

The VW Polo Sedan which was launched in Malaysia as a CBU exactly an year ago is priced at 99,888 Malaysian Ringgits (around Rs. 17.74 lakhs). That is Jetta’s money!

The Malaysia spec VW Polo Sedan is the top of the line petrol variant. The sedan is powered by the 1.6 litre 105 bhp petrol engine which is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The usual safety features like ABS and airbags are offered as standard features.

The local assembly would bring down the costs substantially and will go a long way in improving the sales of the Polo Sedan, which is not selling like a hot cake in Malaysia.

[Source: Paultan.org]

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