Of all the automobiles that Volkswagen builds, one of the most iconic is the Polo. Following the Beetle of course. This week VW’s Kariega plant celebrated its 400 000th Polo that rolled off the assembly line. If you’re curious, that 400 000th Polo appears to be a Flash Red non-metallic model.
According to Volkswagen, by the time the 400 000th Polo rolled off the production line on Monday morning, the plant had produced a total of 61 635 Polos and 10 373 Polo Vivos this year.
This achievement comes less than four years after the plant began manufacturing the current Polo model in September 2017. Of the 400 000 Polos manufactured locally since 2017, 73 786 vehicles were made for the local market and 326 214 were built for export. A replacement of the current model Polo is said to be introduced soon.