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Škoda Auto Volkswagen India

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India
FormerlyVolkswagen India
Volkswagen Group Sales India
Škoda Auto India
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded2001; 22 years ago (2001)[1]
HeadquartersPune, Maharashtra
Area served
India
Key people
Piyush Arora (MD)
ProductsAutomobiles
Production output
Decrease 51,541 units (2019)[2]
Brands
ParentVolkswagen Group
Websitewww.skoda-vw.co.in

Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited is the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of German automotive manufacturing company Volkswagen Group.

On 7 October 2019, Volkswagen Group India announced the merger of their three Indian subsidiaries - Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd (NSC) and Škoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (SAIPL) - into a single entity named Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd with headquarters at Pune. Gurpratap Boparai was appointed as the first Managing Director of Škoda Auto Volkswagen India.[3]

They focus on manufacture and sales of Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda vehicles in India. Volkswagen Group brands Porsche and Lamborghini also sell their cars in India through them.[4]

Production facilities

The company operates two manufacturing plants. The first plant at Chakan, near Pune, Maharashtra was previously owned by Volkswagen India with an annual capacity of 200,000 vehicles. The other plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra was previously operated by Škoda Auto India and mainly used for CKD assembly of Volkswagen, Škoda and Audi vehicles. In 2020, Škoda launched their first ever imported compact SUV model, the Karoq.

Volkswagen has an engine assembly facility (an extension to the previously mentioned plant) built in 2015 at a cost of 240 crore (710 million euro) approximately at their state-of-the-art factory in Chakan, Pune respectively. The plant reportedly holds production capacity of about 98,000 engines annually.[5]

Models

Škoda Kushaq
Škoda Slavia
Volkswagen Virtus
Volkswagen Taigun

Škoda Auto

Current models

Model Indian introduction Current model
Introduction Update (facelift)
Sedan
Slavia 2022 2022
SUV/crossover
Kushaq 2021 2021
Kodiaq 2017 2017 2022

Discontinued models

Volkswagen

Current models

Model Indian introduction Current model
Introduction Update (facelift)
Sedan
Virtus 2022 2022
SUV/crossover
Taigun 2021 2021
Tiguan 2017 2017 2021

Discontinued models

Audi

Audi India
FormerlyAutomotive industry
Headquarters,
India
ParentAudi
Websitehttps://www.audi.in

Audi India was established in March 2007 as a division of Volkswagen Group Sales India.[7] Audi is represented in 110 countries worldwide and since 2004, Audi has been selling its products on the Indian market.

In March 2007, Audi set up its own sales company for India. By establishing Audi India as a division of Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai. Audi is making a clear long-term statement in the country with ambitious growths plans. Audi's goal is to become the leading automobile luxury brand in the Indian market,[citation needed] and has been since 2015.[8]

The Audi India strategy encompasses significant investments in branding, marketing, manufacturing (locally assemble engines to cut down its import bill in a range of 10–30%),[9] exclusive dealerships and after sales services. In 2007, only 2 percent of the new car buyers in India knew Audi. In 2008, it went up to 13 percent.[10]

Assembled locally (CKD)

Imported

Porsche

See also

References

  1. ^ "Volkswagen India < Volkswagen World < Welcome to Volkswagen India". Archived from the original on 28 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ VWAR2019 (PDF). 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  3. ^ Mishra, Lalatendu (7 October 2019). "Three Volkswagen Group units merge to form Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Volkswagen India". www.volkswagen.co.in. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Volkswagen inaugurates its new engine assembly facility in India". 27 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Volkswagen GTI Discontinued In India, Next Gen Model Considered | MotorBeam". MotorBeam - Indian Car Bike News Review Price. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Audi India > Company > About Audi India". Audi.in. 15 September 2009. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  8. ^ Solanki, Surya (23 February 2015). "Why is Audi the Highest Selling Luxury Car Brand in India". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  9. ^ indiainfoline.com. "Make in India for Audi as it plans to assemble engines locally". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  10. ^ Bhandari, Bhupesh (2 February 2010). "Fast-growing millionaires in India are coming to Audi". Business Standard India. Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via Business Standard.
  11. ^ "2021 Audi Q5 India Production Starts - First SUV Rolls Out". RushLane. 12 October 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2022.

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