BMW India have announced the opening of Navnit Motors, its new dealership facility in Mangalore. Spread over 27,000 sq ft, the new dealership has a showroom integrated with an after-sales service facility featuring service bays and a spare parts inventory.
The design of the showroom is based on the Urban Street Display concept which is a signature BMW layout. The design of the workshop is based upon Reception at the Car (RATC) with a consultation and service lounge in the after sales area. The showroom can display 5 cars and the workshop is equipped with 5 service bays that can service up to 20 cars per day.
The new dealership is located at Survey No 48, Padil, Kannur Village, Mangalore, Karnataka and is headed by Mr. Navnit Kachalia, Chairman and Managing Director, Navnit Group.
Navnit Motors currently has a sales and service staff of around 15 people. A team of sales and service engineers have also been trained at BMW’s training centers in Singapore, Malaysia and Germany.
Mr. Navnit Kachalia, Chairman and Managing Director, Navnit Group said, “Our association with BMW goes as far back as 1995 – first as an importer and then as a BMW Dealer. With the launch of our Mangalore facility, we aim to reach out to more customers in Karnataka and provide them with a premium brand experience.”
Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “Mangalore is one of the fastest growing non-metro cities in South India and will play an important role in BMW’s market offensive in India. By 2014, BMW India will aggressively expand its dealer network by increasing the number of sales outlets to 50 across major metropolitan centers and emerging markets in India.”