Volkswagen, the largest carmaker in Europe, on Wednesday opened its third dealership at Rajkot after success in Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat. “The fourth Gujarat dealership would be in Vadodara,” Neeraj Garg, member of the Board and Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars said.
German carmaker Volkswagen has sold 303 vehicles between January-September this year in Gujarat.
In 2008 Volkswagen India sold 1,566 vehicles and in the year 2009 the company has sold 2,233 vehicles (as of September 2009) across the country. The company aims to sell in excess of 3,000 vehicles by the end of this calendar year.
Volkswagen presently offers the Passat and the Jetta in the Indian market, while Toureg is available after import. A hatchback small car model Polo, designed to meet the requirements of the Indian market is scheduled for launch next year.
On the sidelines of inaugurating its new dealership outlet, Volkswagen India officials told reporters that the company plans to expand its dealerships from 25 to 40 by the end of this calendar year. The expansion will include new outlets in Vadodara(Gujarat), Indore, Jalandhar, Bhopal, Vijayawada and Kozhikode which will supplement the ones in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Noida, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Rajkot and Surat.