Volkswagen plant in Puebla builds its 250,000th Tiguan SUV
Almost 18 months into the production of the all-new Tiguan, Volkswagen of Mexico celebrated the first milestone with the manufacture of the unit number 250,000. Said honor corresponded to a white Comfortline-trim model, with a 2.0L TSI engine and automatic transmission, configured for the North American region.
“With the departure of the first quarter million Tiguans from our lines, the plant in Puebla strengthens its position as a key player in the global strategy of the Volkswagen brand for the sport utility vehicle segment,” said in a statement Everardo Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Production and Logistics at Volkswagen de Mexico.
“Our commitment is to maintain that presence, ensuring the quality and reliability that our customers expect from their new car,” he added. Volkswagen de Mexico started with the production of Tiguan in March 2017 for North America, Europe and Latin America markets.
To produce the Tiguan, the Puebla plant underwent a major expansion that involved the construction of a new building of 70,800 square meters equipped with more than 800 welding robots for the production of bodies, as well as new areas for logistics.
With just five full months of sales, Volkswagen sold 21,023 units of the all-new Tiguan in the U.S. market during 2017. That figure has tripled from January through September 2018, to 67,232 Tiguans.