Rus News Journal

The Kaluga factory of Volkswagen has started to make a sedan developed specially for Russia

Today the presentation of new model of the car made taking into account climatic and road conditions of our country has taken place. Volkswagen Polo sedan is created on the basis of hatchback Polo. Unlike base model the novelty has the expanded track and increased on 15 millimetres (to 170 millimetres) a road gleam, and also a suspension bracket adapted for bad roads.

As the general director " has informed journalists; Volkswagen of Groups Russ Ditmar Kortsekva, manufacture of the new car at factory in Kaluga has already begun this week. In total till the end of 2010 it is planned to make 10 thousand sedans. Cost of a new car will be about 10 thousand euro.

Volkswagen Polo corresponds to requirements of the program of recycling of cars, but, according to Kortsekva, this year buyers hardly will have time to use it, as   It is given already out 170 thousand certificates, and minpromtorg the Russian Federation planned to realise within the limits of this program of 200 thousand cars . Nevertheless, Volkswagen management counts on great demand for a novelty in a case, if the government of the Russian Federation makes the decision on prolongation of this program .

According to the head of mark of Volkswagen in Russia Frank Vittemana while the Kaluga factory will make a new sedan only for the Russian market, but in the long term it has not excluded also possibility of export of this model.