Uzbekistan will begin production of Volkswagen Caddy passenger and cargo minivans in July, the press service of Uzavtosanoat said on June 3.
In March of this year, Uzavtosanoat, Uzbek car maker, and Volkswagen Group Rus signed a cooperation agreement on launching the production of light commercial vehicles at the Jizzakh Automobile Plant LLC, according to the statement. The construction of the Jizzakh Auto plant is at the final stage.
The annual production capacity of the plant will be 20,000 cars. Volkswagen Caddy in Uzbekistan will be presented in two versions: a seven-seater passenger station wagon and a cargo van.
To speed up the production process, a batch of Volkswagen Caddy cars was brought to Uzbekistan and was transferred to authorized certification bodies.
At the same time, a number of dealer enterprises have been identified that will cooperate with the Jizzakh-Avto. Sales of Volkswagen Caddy will begin in July.
A special training program for employees of Jizzakh-Avto and dealerships was also developed in accordance with Volkswagen global standards, Uzavtosanoat said.
Uzavtosanoat built a record 271,000 vehicles in 2019 at its plants in Asaka, Pitnak and Tashkent, up from 220,000 in 2018. The company mainly produces Chevrolet branded cars. The automaker exported 100,000 units in 2019. Besides cars, it exports commercial vehicles, buses and vehicle components.