SAO PAULO – Some components of the VW Polo produced here soon will be exported to such far-flung destinations as Spain, China and Slovakia. Domestic suppliers such as Kautex, which produces fuel tanks, and Rutgers, which produces the grille and front fascia for the Polo, recently have signed contracts to export parts to Asia and Europe. The Polo was launched in Brazil this month with 72% local content. That figure will rise to 90% in the next six months, says Stefan Ketter, quality ...
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