Volkswagen to export Russia built cars to other countries

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Volkswagen said on Wednesday it is considering exporting Russia-produced cars to other countries given the sharp drop in demand there.

"There are studies within the Volkswagen Group RUS as to whether to export cars from Kaluga," a spokesman said, adding that no decision had yet been taken.

VW has already scaled back production in Kaluga, where Polo, Tiguan and Skoda Rapid cars are made.

In the first seven months of the year, sales of VW-brand cars dropped 44 percent in Russia.

It is not clear where the cars from Kaluga could also be sold. Carmakers are already considering shipping China-built cars to North America, where demand is higher.

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