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12/21/16
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Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle production facility in Kenya

Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle production facility in Kenya
  • Kenya's President Kenyatta and Volkswagen CEO Diess officially open facility near Nairobi
  • First locally produced vehicle – a Polo Vivo – rolls off production line in Kenya
  • Local training center planned
  • Diess: "Systematically developing our position in the fast-growing African car market."

Volkswagen is forging ahead with the regionalization of its worldwide automobile business and today inaugurated a vehicle production facility in Kenya. Together with the President of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, was present when the first locally produced Polo Vivo rolled off the production line. With the CKD production of the bestselling car model in the sub-Saharan region, Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to Africa. This is a key step in the development of new opportunity markets – with the right products, local partners and training in the region.

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