Volkswagen unveils Sh1.65m passenger car as Uhuru inaugurates plant in Thika

What you need to know:

  • The group will in its initial phase produce up to 1,000 vehicles per year, a number that will be increased to 5,000 units annually at the assembly.
  • In Kenya, the group was about 40 years ago assembling the microbus and Combi vehicles at the Thika vehicle manufacturing plant, whose annual production had risen to 4600 vehicles by 1990, providing direct employment to about 600 Kenyans.
  • Similar projects will be rolled out in Nigeria and Rwanda.

The Volkswagen Group Wednesday unveiled its first locally assembled passenger vehicle in four decades during the official opening of its production line at the Kenya Vehicle Manufacturing plant in Thika.

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