Volkswagen Group India sales spurt

by 06 Dec 2008

The Volkswagen Group registered a 66 percent growth in sales in India from January to October 2008. The three group brands – Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen – together delivered 16,695 cars to customers in India in the last ten months as against 10,055 cars sold last year in the corresponding period. Audi sold 884 cars to customers in the first 10 months of 2008, 590 units or 205 percent more than the first 10 months of 2007. Skoda sold 14,618 cars, 4,970 units or 52 percent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Volkswagen delivered 1,193 cars, 1,080 more units than in the first 10 months of last year.

According to the company, the significant increase in Volkswagen Group sales reflect its growing presence in the Indian market and highlight the mounting interest in its range of cars.

The company's Chakan plant is coming up ahead of schedule and will be officially opened by the end of March 2009. It will start with the production of the Skoda Fabia and then follow it up with Volkswagen’s Polo-based hatch in 2010 and some months later by a Polo-based saloon.

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