A Flash Red, Cross Polo destined for a customer in Austria was the 500 000th Volkswagen Polo to be manufactured at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant this past week.
The Uitenhage factory supplies the Polo hatchback to all four-door, right-hand-drive markets, including Britain, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. With that, since being launched in the South African market in January 2010, the Polo has consistently been the second best-selling passenger model after Polo Vivo.
The Volkswagen Polo built at the Uitenhage manufacturing factory has received notable accolades, the most significant being the 2011 South African Car of the Year and 2010/2011 Japan Import Car of the Year.
The Uitenhage factory is scheduled to manufacture over 85 000 Polos in 2015.