Date: 25th June 2019
Mumbai: Broadening the spectrum of shared mobility in India, Volkswagen partners with India’s largest self-drive, shared mobility platform Zoomcar.
Under Zoomcar’s ZAP Subscribe model, potential customers can now subscribe to a Volkswagen Polo at a fixed monthly subscription fee, in addition to host of other benefits.
As the Indian automotive industry continues to evolve, consumers are gradually moving towards shared mobility and it is expected that India will be leading the shared mobility business by the year 2030. This is likely to occur owing to the country’s growing skilled workforce followed by increasing urbanization, rise in living standards and enhanced disposable income that have been significant growth drivers of this sector.
Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Managing Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “Through this partnership with Zoomcar, Volkswagen India enters into shared mobility and subscription services. As a brand, world over, we intend to transform the mobility sector by participating in various business models that drive growth, offer convenience and heightened customer satisfaction. We’re delighted to offer our best-selling carline – Volkswagen Polo through this channel, which enables prospective customers the accessibility to a premium, safe and fun-to-drive hatch.”
Speaking on this partnership, Greg Moran, Co-Founder and CEO, Zoomcar said, “Zoomcar is thrilled to partner with Volkswagen to offer its vehicles on India’s only shared subscription marketplace, ZAP Subscribe. Given Volkswagen’s long history as an innovator within the automotive space, we felt they were a natural partner as we look to provide an affordable, flexible alternative to traditional vehicle ownership.”
Volkswagen and Zoomcar intend to deepen this partnership by offering other vehicles from their existing product portfolio in the future.
Within this partnership, Volkswagen will offer Zoomcar customized financial, maintenance and repair services (4EVER Care) that will enhance the overall subscription experience.
Date: 10th June 2019
Pune, June 10, 2019: Volkswagen Motorsport India’s premium motorsport event – Ameo Cup – has received the status of National Championship in India from Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI). Newly christened as the Ameo Class in the National Championship, the series will continue to run in the same format as before, however, with a lot more weightage to it, owing to the National Championship status. Volkswagen Motorsport India has been successfully running its one-make series since 2010 and the Ameo Cup itself since the last two years.
Volkswagen Motorsport India will continue to run along the series with Madras Motor Sports Club, promoter of MRF FMSCI National Championship. The entire format of racing in the Ameo Class will remain unchanged from the one-make series that has been running over the last nine years. The participants will be in for a long season, with 10 races over four race weekends, scheduled over the coming five months.
The first round of the Ameo Class will be held at Kari Motor Speedway near Coimbatore, second and third round at Madras Motor Race Track near Chennai and last round at the Formula 1 Buddh International Circuit near Greater Noida. The winner of the Pro and Junior category will be officially recognized as the National Champion of the Ameo Class Category from this year onwards.
Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “We are happy that the FMSCI has recognized the racing series we have been running over the years as a class of the National Racing Championship from this season onwards. We have put in a lot of efforts over the years in building up a racing property that is truly of international standards and the recognition of being a National Championship encourages us further to take this to the next level.” He added, “This is a positive step for us as a manufacturer, and the championship, as the winner will be officially be crowned a National Champion by FMSCI. This will in turn help our drivers in growing further in their racing careers."
Date: 17th June 2019
Mumbai: Broadening the spectrum of premium mobility across India, Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer today inaugurated its new dealership in the city of Ranchi, Jharkhand. Reiterating its commitment towards the Indian market, this sprawling 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) facility is situated at Deputy Para, Circuit House area, Ranchi, Jharkhand – 834001.
Under the adept leadership of Mr. Rohit Kataruka, Managing Director, the state-of-the-art facility spread across a total area of over 17,000 sq. ft. comprises of 5-car display along with 10-service bays. The workshop can undertake preventive maintenance, general and accidental repair work and encompasses a paint booth.
Speaking on the inauguration of Volkswagen Ranchi, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “Through, Volkswagen Ranchi, we aim to enhance our reach and accessibility in high potential markets of India. Furthermore, offer a comprehensive suite of sales and after-sales services along with a holistic car buying experience to all our prospective customers. With the inauguration of this new facility, we shall continue to provide globally renowned standards of safety, build quality and a fun-to-drive experience.”
Commenting on the partnership with Volkswagen India, Mr. Rohit Kataruka, Managing Director, Volkswagen Ranchi said, “We are delighted to be Volkswagen dealer partner in the city of Ranchi. It gives us immense pleasure to be associated with a global brand like Volkswagen and offer an impeccable range of products and services. We intend to offer a premium and hassle free experience to all our prospective customers and welcome them enthusiastically at Volkswagen Ranchi.”
With the inauguration of Volkswagen Ranchi, the brand will cover a total network of 119 showrooms, 114 workshops, 105 DasWelt.Auto outlets in 101 cities across India.