Since November 2007, VGR has been manufacturing in Kaluga, 170 km southwest of Moscow.
Kaluga has developed into one of Russia’s most important automotive locations. Even today, more businesses are being added with producers and suppliers substantially increasing their capacities. Volkswagen, however, is the largest employer in the entire administrative province.
The Kaluga plant currently assembles six models; four of them in full production: the Tiguan and the VW Polo Sedan, developed specifically for the Russian market, as well as the Skoda Octavia and Fabia. The vehicles are assembled using the Complete Knock Down (CKD) system – the vehicles are delivered in a kit containing all the necessary parts for assembly. These are then welded, painted, and assembled on site.
The Volkswagen Polo is a supermini car (subcompact, B-segment in Europe) manufactured by Volkswagen. It is sold in Europe and other markets worldwide in hatchback, saloon, coupé and estate variants. The Volkswagen Polo won the 2010 World Car of the Year.
When Volkswagen said that it was entering the World Rally Championship in time for the 2013 season, it stamped the announcement by revealing the Polo R WRC Concept , the prototype model of what would eventually become VW’s production series race car.
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