Volvo Auto India has inaugurated a new dealership facility in the Surat city of Gujrat. Being spread over an area of 4000 sqft. and located at the Piplod Dumad Road, it is owned by Mr. Dhaval Thakker. The Swedish automaker also launched its flagship product XC90 in both the Inscription and Momentum trims in Surat. The range-topping Inscription variant is priced at Rs. 80.88 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Surat without Octroi), while the entry-level Momentum is priced at Rs. 67.55 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Surat without Octroi).
Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said,"Gujarat is a very promising market for Volvo Cars. The launch of XC 90 in Surat will help us capitalize on the ever growing demand for luxury cars in the region. This would not only mark our entry into Surat but also help us foray and penetrate further into the western region. With a positive YOY growth, Volvo Cars is one of the fastest growing luxury car makers in India.Volvo cars will continue to strengthen its national footprint across the country and create more value for its customers. Given the expanding luxury market in India we have launched several new models in 2015 (XC90, V40, S60 & V40CC petrol) and continuously enhanced our service network." The Showroom, named as Autobots, also has a dedicated workshop with the company's latest diagnostic tools and special equipments to service the Volvo Cars. The Volvo personalised technicians are trained to service at the dealership.
Dhaval Thakker, Dealer Principal, Autobots said, "We have a long standing relationship with Volvo cars as its dealer partner in Ahmedabad and we are delighted to take this association further. The brand’s performance in Ahmedabad has been very heartening and only encourages us to bring Volvo Cars closer to the consumers in other parts of Gujarat. With a world class facilities equipped with state of the art technology, the showroom exhibits true Scandinavian experience.” Apart from XC90, the new showroom will have all the other carlines available for the prospective consumers. Speaking of Volvo XC90, it is based on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and comes with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine with 225bhp of top power and 470Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-Speed automatic transmission, while power is being transmitted to all the four wheels via an AWD system.