2.3.47.2, 2017-10-10 18:26:25

Date: 20th September 2017
 
  • Volkswagen commences production for the all New Passat at Aurangabad
  • The first luxury sedan based on the efficient MQB platform for Volkswagen in India

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced the start of production for its premium luxury sedan, Passat at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. Continuing the momentum to introduce its global portfolio in India, Volkswagen will launch the New Passat later this year, the first sedan based on the MQB platform in India.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are happy to bring back one of our most successful premium luxury products to the Indian market, the Volkswagen Passat. With the introduction of the Passat we extend our portfolio, encompassing a wide variety of products from a hatchback to a luxury sedan. The Passat exudes style, timeless design, exemplary performance, and is symbolic of a luxurious lifestyle. We are proud to introduce this car with an iconic heritage to the Indian market.”

The Passat will redefine luxury in the sedan segment offering a premium driving experience, bringing to life the legacy of the brand. The Passat will be available with a 2.0L TDI, 177 PS engine mated to a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox offering a perfect blend of performance, efficiency, luxury and most importantly safety. The sleek and suave design of the Passat is sure to appeal to Indian customers and is poised to become the undisputed leader in the luxury sedan segment.

Date: 7th September 2017
 
  • Volkswagen celebrates Volksfest 2017 with the introduction of 4 new limited editions – Polo Anniversary Edition, Ameo Anniversary Edition, Vento ALLSTAR and Polo GT Sport
  • Volksfest with an increased scale in 2017 will offer special customer benefits
  • Volksfest will include special attractive service offers

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer today announces the commencement of Volksfest 2017, a month long carnival for its existing and prospective customers. Welcoming the festive season and also marking 10 years of Volkswagen in India, the brand introduced 4 new limited edition models for its most loved carlines: Vento ALLSTAR, Polo GT Sport, Ameo and Polo Anniversary Edition. During this period customers can avail a range of attractive offers, exciting service benefits and assured gifts across all Volkswagen dealerships in India.

Commenting on the special initiatives, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Welcoming the festive season ‘Volksfest 2017’ will be celebrated with added customer benefits. This year the celebrations are a notch higher with the introduction of the anniversary edition of Polo and Ameo, Vento ALLSTAR and Polo GT Sport thereby offering a variety of options for our customers to choose from. With this we offer a bouquet of added services for our existing customers and welcome new customers to the Volkswagen family.”

The customer benefits include assured gifts on test drive and booking and value added benefits on select accessories. The celebrations will also include complimentary service offers on parts and other attractive customer benefits across services at the Volkswagen dealerships.

To double the festivity Volkswagen commemorates India’s most loved hatchback, Polo, with the introduction of its anniversary edition with 15’’ dual colour Razor alloy wheels and premium diamond design black seat covers. The Made-In-India, Made-For-India Ameo celebrates a year in the country and the anniversary edition will feature Tosa 15” Alloy wheels as factory fitment and honeycomb design seat covers along with special graphic designs as dealer fitments. Volkswagen Vento, the brands first Made-In-India model will come equipped with Linas alloy wheels, aluminum pedal clusters and suave black and grey interiors, front centre arm-rest with rear AC vents and the coveted ALL STAR badge.

Date: 4th September 2014
 
  • Volkswagen will offer free road-side assistance and select repairs to affected customer vehicles

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced extended support and services for vehicles affected in the water logged areas of Mumbai and Vapi. Due to heavy torrential rains that lashed the cities of Mumbai and Vapi and the subsequent water logged conditions in these cities, Volkswagen announced free road side assistance and special initiatives in support of dealers and customers in these cities.

Customers from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane can avail free road side assistance by dialing Toll free number 1800 102 1155 / 1800 419 1155. Under road-side assist, affected cars would be transported free of cost to the nearest Volkswagen dealer. To ensure customer support at this crucial time, Volkswagen has issued flood-repair guidelines across dealerships for a standardized repair approach and has geared-up technical support staff and parts supply chain in the region.

All affected customer vehicles will also be provided with support on service repair bill along with Volkswagen dealers and vendor partners. Interior Germ Kleen treatments can be availed at discounted rates in addition to free AC disinfectant services by all the customers.

The Volkswagen team is closely monitoring the status of all vehicles under repair to ensure quality repair and necessary actions.

Commenting on the special initiatives, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “At Volkswagen customers are always at the heart of everything that we do. Recently the city experienced water logging and torrential rains causing heavy damage to the vehicles, it has been our endeavor to provide convenience and assurance to our customers. Our team of highly experienced professionals at Volkswagen are working round the clock to ensure quality and timely service in order to bring the situation back to normal.”

Date: 1st September 2017
 
  • Marking 10.18% year to date growth over the same period of the previous year

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for August 2017, selling 4,159 units, constituting a 10.18% year to date growth as compared to vehicles sold in the same period of the previous year.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have witnessed an upward growth trend in year to date numbers, this growth is attributed to the trust customers place in our products that promise safety and a great driving experience. With the onset of the festive season in regions across India, we have enhanced the car buying experience for our customers and have been a part of their celebration through several customer engagement initiatives across the regions.”

The recently launched Volkswagen Tiguan welcomed a new set of customers into the Volkswagen family. The car has received a very encouraging response since the launch and has a pipeline of orders going up to year-end 2017.

In August, Volkswagen ushered in the festive season with celebrations for Onam in Kerala and Durga Puja in West Bengal. Special customer benefits and an assured gold coin were announced on the purchase of a brand new Volkswagen car across the markets of Kerala and West Bengal.

Monthly sales performance for August 2017, stood at 4,159 units as compared to 4,447 vehicles sold in the corresponding month of the previous year.

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