VW Santana 3000 to be produced in Nanjing starting in May
Shanghai. January 21 (Gasgoo.com) – Starting in May this year, VW’s Santana 3000 will be produced in a Nanjing plant, state media Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday.
The plant, located in Jiangning Development Zone, Nanjing, is expected to produce 60,000 Santana 3000 vehicles in 2008 and will have a capacity of 300,000 by 2012, the Xinhua report said.
The plant, formerly owned by Nanjing Yuejin Automobile Group, now becomes a product facility of Shanghai VW under a strategic cooperation agreement reached between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Nanjing Yuejin Automobile Group a few weeks ago.
Santana is Shanghai Volkswagen’s best selling model in Chinese market. In 2007, Shanghai Volkswagen sold 106,086 Santana vehicles and 97,048 Santana 3000 vehicles.