Volkswagen, the German luxury automaker, has delivered the 300,000th car in India. The 300,000th car was a Volkswagen Polo GT TSI, which was delivered by Volkswagen Coimbatore to Dr S. Krishna Kishore, head, cardiothoracic department, Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, Coimbatore. The company delivered this milestone car on the opening of its new dealership in the city of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
"We believe this milestone marks the beginning of the next big growth chapter for Volkswagen in India," said Thierry Lespiaucq, managing director, Volkswagen Group Sales India. "We have great appreciation for the confidence that our customers have in our cars, and we will continue to provide the safest, best-built and the most dynamically satisfying cars to customers," he said. Volkswagen, which has a 4.7% market share in Coimbatore, is looking to further grow its presence in south India, senior officials said.
This further strengthens the company's dealer network which now comprises 118 showrooms across 100 cities in India. The new dealership, Volkswagen Coimbatore, is a full-fledged 3S facility with a capacity to display up to eight cars at the shop floor and a 43-bay workshop. With a 18% increase in sales reported for the month of April 2015 (on year-on-year basis), and a series of new launches lined up for the next 24 months, Volkswagen India said it is optimistic about continuing with its growth momentum in the Indian market.