The three brands of the Volkswagen Group – Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen – sold 21,333 vehicles to customers from January to July 2010. When compared to 9664 cars sold from January to July 2009, the numbers translate into a growth of 120.7% percent.
VW Group Sales in India – January to July 2010 v / s January to July 2009
Growth in per cent
Audi1,626957+ 69.9 %Skoda11,1207,213+ 54.2 %Volkswagen Passenger Cars8,5871,499+ 476.7 %Total21,3339,664+ 120.7 %
Speaking to the media at the SIAM Annual Convention, Mr. Joerg Mueller, Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India and President & Managing Director Volkswagen India Private Limited said, “We are making great progress with our performance in India. Our current delivery figures are overwhelming and in-line with our plans. That proves we are present in the right market with the right products at the right time. The Volkswagen Polo has seen a great ongoing response from the market and the Volkswagen Vento is already witnessing much anticipation amongst the customers.”
The production of Volkswagen’s Vento in India has already started. The Vento will further enhance Volkswagen’s presence in the Indian market. Mueller further added, “We are certain about meeting our targets and expect to double our sales in 2010. Keeping in mind our growth strategy we have also significantly increased our dealer base in India. The Volkswagen Group’s three brands- Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen now have around 130 dealerships and many more will be added in the near future.”