Volkswagen Group's sales increase 109.3 per cent in India in 2011

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2011 was a fruitful year for Volkswagen Group in India as its sales volumes grew by 109.3 per cent and it manufactured its 50000th and 100000th car at its Chakan unit. Individually, the three units operating in India, namely Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda, enjoyed sales increase of 83.5 per cent, 151 per cent and 49 per cent, respectively.

Presently, the company's portfolio for India consists of a total of 21 models, including 10 that were launched in 2011. The automotive giant has also increased its presence in India by expanding its dealership network, with a total of 219 dealers in 2011, up by 56 dealers as compared to 2010.

The German auto major also bolstered its manufacturing capacity in the country in 2011. The Chakan plant, near Pune, Maharashtra, now accounts for the production of 73 per cent of VW models, an increase of 13 per cent against 2010. The facility produced a total of 1,05,535 cars in the year 2011, representing an increase of 180 per cent over 2010.

Dr. John Chacko, Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India and President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, said "The rise in production and sales figures signifies the growing acceptance of the Group in the Indian market as Volkswagen Group cars continue to gain market share in their respective segments. I am confident that our technology, design innovation coupled with dynamic product line will ensure that Volkswagen Group can continue its future growth path in India."

Tags : Volkswagen, India, 2011, Audi, Skoda, 2010

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