– Volkswagen has announced that the plant in Kaluga has produced its 500,000th Russian-made engine.
A milestone of 500,000 gasoline engines produced has been reached in four years since the plant opening. This was possible due to the growing demand in the Russian market and the high efficiency of local assembly. 161,000 engines were built in 2018, 56.3% more than in 2017.
The 1.6 MPI EA211 gasoline engine has two versions with 90 and 110 hp and is currently being installed in three Russian-made models: Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Rapid and Octavia.
The Technical Director of Volkswagen Group Rus, Stefan Depka comented: “500,000 engines built is a notable landmark showing the great potential of local production. A significant achievement is that we make engines not only for local production, but also export them on the production sites around the world”.
Volkswagen Kaluga plant carries out numerous tests and trials to ensure comprehensive and rigorous product quality control. The 1.6 MPI engine meets the Euro-5 emission standard aimed at reducing environmental footprint.