Volkswagen India, the Indian subsidiary of the German based car manufacturer Volkswagen, has witnessed a sales jump of over 181 per cent in year 2010. VW, which sold just 19,001 units in the calendar year 2009, has managed to sell a total of 53,341 units in the calendar year 2010. Additionally, the company has also increased its manpower by about 100% to 4,537 employees in the year as against 2,116 employees in the previous year.
The company made its debut in the fast growing volume driven mass segment of cars in India with its compact hatchback Polo and also introduced starting range sedan Vento in year 2010. Both these cars have been doing exceptionally well and have emerged as one of the best selling cars in their respective segments.
According to a statement given by Mr. John Chacko, Volkswagen Group’s chief representative in India, “This rise in sales figures has made us more confident of our acceptance in the Indian market.”
Currently, the Volkswagen Group sells a total of 18 car models through three different brands in the Indian market including Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen. The annual production capacity of the company’s Pune based manufacturing facility is 1,10,000 units.