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09/07/16
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Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle production in Kenya planned

Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle production in Kenya planned
  • Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner signed
  • Beginning of engagement in further emerging market in Sub-Saharan region
  • Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016
  • Training center to be established with support of German government

Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start CKD production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016. An agreement to that effect was signed in Nairobi today by the Kenyan Government and Thomas Schäfer, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa in the presence of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. This is an important step by the Volkswagen brand towards engaging further in new emerging markets – with the right products and know-how from the region.

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