Volkswagen Group South Africa is celebrating an important milestone this week. Its historic Uitenhage, Eastern Cape factory has just produced the four-millionth car since the brand established itself here in 1948.
The milestone model is a Polo finished in a sporty, eye-catching red.
At Uitenhage each car is painted, assembled, inspected for quality, and shipped out into the world. This is also where VWSA trains its apprentices.
The Uitenhage factory has been building cars since 1948, and the first Volkswagen was produced there from 1951. Today, the plant churns out the Polo for local and export markets, as well as the Polo Vivo for the local market. Since the start of 2020, the plant has produced 75 521 Polos for export, as well as 12 804 Polos and 17 038 Polo Vivos for the local market
Volkswagen hasn’t disclosed whether it will add the milestone car to its private collection, or whether it will sell it to a private buyer.
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