1st RHD VW Constellation Rolls Off the Line
Posted by phaeton at 5:37 AM
Mark the 22nd of August 2007 as the day Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles South Africa produced its first Right Hand Drive Constellation heavy truck in the Port Elizabeth plant in South Africa.
The Constellation which was designed in the Wolfsburg Design Centre was engineered by the Brazilians who have made VW Truck and Bus division what it is today.
200 Constellation's will be built by the years end in Port Elizabeth and sold in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia, 15 Dealers will sell and market/service the Constellation range.
The Port Elizabeth plant is the second plant to produce completely knocked down kits after the Puebla plant in Mexico but the first to build RHD Trucks.
VWSA have been producing the Volksbus range in RHD configuration since late 2005.
The South African Constellation range comprises of the Rigids 13.180, 15.180, 17.250, 24.250 and Tractor 19.320 Titan Tractor, they have ABS front and rear brakes and insect guards covering the air intake to make them more suited to African roads and regulations.
For more details on Constellation range go tohttp://www.vw.co.za/commercial/constellation
Source: VW Truck & Bus Press Site.