Date: 24th October 2017
Kochi: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today inaugurated its 5th touchpoint in Moovattupuzha, Kerala. The new facility, located at Kadathy Moovattupuzha is a 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) set-up, equipped with 03 cars display area, 13 service bays, paint and body shop and adequate spares stock. Volkswagen Moovattupuzha will soon commence service, paint and body shop aimed at meeting requirements for the periodic maintenance. Volkswagen Moovattupuzha will be operating under the able leadership of Mr. Sabu Johny, Managing Director, EVM Passenger Cars (I) Pvt. Limited.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With Kerala being one of the key markets for Volkswagen it is our constant endeavor to increase our footprint in the region. At our new-state-of-the-art facility, customers can experience a host of primary and value-added services for the entire Volkswagen range, through our highly trained personnel, ensuring superior level of customer experience.”
The entire team at Volkswagen Moovattupuzha is professionally trained to assist the customers with buying and servicing of Volkswagen product range, which now includes the newly launched Passat, Tiguan, GTI and Made-in-India Made-for-India Ameo.
The inauguration of Volkswagen Moovattupuzha will take the total network to 126 showrooms in 106 cities across India
Volkswagen Moovattupuzha, Building No: 24/138-A, B, C, Sangamam Junction
Market P O, Kadathy, Moovattupuzha, Kerala – 686673
Date: 13th October 2017
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading manufacturer, is proud to announce the recognition conferred upon Mr. Vijay Kamath, Company Secretary and Head of Legal and Governance for Risk and Compliance by Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) as one of ‘India’s Finest In-house Counsel’ on October 6, 2017. Mr. Kamath was felicitated at a gala event organised in New Delhi, which was graced by senior bureaucrats and dignitaries from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry the Department of Law & Justice and legal fraternity from In-house Counsel Worldwide (ICW). This was the second recognition that Mr. Kamath has received, after being named as one of the “Top 100 General Counsels in India” last year in the GC Powerlist India published by Legal-500, an international law research agency.
On receiving the award, Mr. Vijay Kamath, Head Legal & GRC, Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited said, “I am extremely humbled to be recognised at such a prestigious forum which honours India’s Finest In-house counsels. I would like to dedicate this award to my exceptionally talented team who has constantly been my backbone and support over the years. Earlier this year, our team was also recognized as one of the Best Legal Teams (Small Size) in India by IDEX, a leading Indian Legal research agency. These recognitions are a testament to the commitment and hard work of my team.”
Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “At Volkswagen, talent is at the core of our success and we are determined to provide the best quality services, scripting a long-term success story for the brand in India and indeed it can only come from our biggest asset our employees. We are extremely proud of Vijay and are delighted to have a pool of talented & dedicated employees at each of our respective verticals.”
Volkswagen Group India constantly strives to invest in a talented pool of such employees and encourages them with various human development initiatives such as self-assessment centres, leadership training modules, emerging talent programs and technical trainings to name a few.
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announces the launch of the much awaited luxury sedan Volkswagen Passat. The All-New Passat is based on the new MQB platform and is powered with an efficient 2.0 L TDI diesel engine mated to a 6 speed automatic-DSG gearbox. Generating peak power of 130kW (177 PS) and a torque of 350 Nm ranging from 1500–3500 rpm, the New Passat will undoubtedly be a trendsetter amongst car enthusiast in India, redefining luxury and safety in the category with Park Assist for hands-free parking and 9 airbags. Introductory prices starting at INR 29.99 Lakhs, the Passat will be available in 6 colours, across all Volkswagen showrooms for test drives and bookings.
The Passat was earlier introduced in India in the year 2007 and the carline garnered attention from customers from day one given its power and efficiency without compromising on the performance along with a fun driving experience. The newly launched Passat will host several premium luxury features including 9 Airbags, Hill Start Assist, Auto Hold, Reverse camera with 360⁰ area view, Park assist, App connect, ‘NAPPA’ leather seats, Dynamic chassis control, 3 zone Auto AC, Electric adjustable front seat, Full LED Headlamps with DRLs and LED tail-lamps and easy open boot among others.
Launching the New Passat, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are extremely pleased to launch the technologically advanced New Passat in India offering our customers a carline that is equipped with superior safety features and driving dynamics that the brand Volkswagen is known to offer across the industry. The Passat is renowned world over for its sheer performance, iconic style & rich heritage. With the launch of the Passat we will now have a portfolio with remarkable carlines across leading vehicle segments in the country.”
The Passat is the first sedan to be based on the MQB platform in India and is up to 70kgs lighter as compared to the predecessor yet offers improved rigidity. It also comes with premium features such as Park Assist which assists the driver by automatically carrying out the optimum steering movements in order to reverse-park on the ideal line. All the driver has to do is operate the accelerator and the brake while the steering movements are undertaken by Park Assist, ensuring that the driver retains control of the car at all times.
Safety is not an option at Volkswagen but intrinsic to our DNA. The Passat successfully integrates world class safety features and assistance systems by offering 9 Airbags, ESP, ABS, ASR, Hill Start Assist, Auto hold and tire pressure monitoring system as standard equipment.
Stylish New Design
With the Passat, Volkswagen has applied a progressive design strategy giving the car a dynamic presence, sleek and sophisticated look. The side windows on the Passat come with chrome moulding and the bumpers with decorative trim adding to the premium nature of the design. The Full LED headlights and taillights provide better lighting performance with reduced energy consumption.
Fuel Efficient Engine
The Passat is equipped with the powerful and efficient 2.0L TDI engine mated to a 6 speed automatic DSG transmission that offers superior fuel efficiency of 17.42 kmpl (as per ARAI) and a fuel tank that offers a capacity of 66 litres. The engine delivers peak power of 177 PS/ 130 kW.
Available in 6 colours: Oryx White Pearleffect, Deep Black Pearleffect, Black Oak Brown Mettalic, Pyrit Silver Metallic, Atlantic Blue Metallic and Mangan Grey Metallic.
With innovative financing solutions from finance partner Volkswagen Financial Services, the New Passat is available at specially designed finance options starting at an EMI of INR 29,990 per month. On the occasion of Volkswagen 10th Anniversary celebration, pre-book offers include a (2+2) warranty & 4 years Road Side Assistance (T&C apply).
Mumbai: Volkswagen Group Sales India implemented the project of planting 1,000 saplings at Aarey Passpoli in Goregaon (East). The whole project was supported by the employees of the company from across the brands Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini and even the family members of these employees.
Environment and its protection has become a big concern in today’s age. With the expansion of cities to support the growing population and the ever-increasing demand for urbanisation, it has become a priority for everyone to give back to the environment.
In a drive to contribute to this, Volkswagen Group Sales India’s employees pledged for a tree plantation programme as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Taking support from Green Yatra, an NGO that is devoted towards protection, conservation and improvement of nature, the employees planted 1,000 saplings today at Aarey Passpoli in Goregaon (East), Mumbai. Green Yatra will further ensure that these saplings get all the attention over the next five years at least in terms of watering, maintenance, protection from grazing cattle, grass trimming, feeding organic pesticides and compost as a part of the co-operation with Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.
Present at the tree plantation drive were senior management representatives of the company including Mr. Steffen Knapp – Volkswagen Brand Director, Ms. Usha Ramoo – Director of Human Resources and Administration, Mr. Michael Steinkamp – Head of Financial Controlling and Mr. Rahil Ansari – Audi Brand Director.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Nature has looked after us for centuries and it is time for us to look after it now. Cities are growing, however what is rapidly depleting is the greenbelt.” He further added, “What we have done today is the small step towards giving back to the nature. 1,000 saplings is a positive step but still only a drop in the ocean. All of us have to come together and undertake many more such activities in future.”
Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced its monthly sales performance for September 2017, selling a total of 4,603 units as compared to 3,929 units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The advent of the festive season for the year 2017 witnessed major changes in the applicable tax structure and also discussions on various policies for the industry. In spite of this mixed-bag of changing customer sentiments, in this season, we have registered a growth of 17.15% over the same period last year. This clearly reflects the trust that our customers have bestowed upon us and made their quintessential choice to drive safer cars for the Indian roads.”
In the month of September 2017, Volkswagen announced the start of production for the New Passat at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra and the carline is scheduled for the launch in Q4, 2017. In India, the New Passat will be the first Volkswagen sedan to be based on the modern MQB platform and will mark the presence of the brand in the premium luxury sedan segment.
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