Tiguan and all-new Passat boosts success for Volkswagen India

Volkswagen India displayed a robust 15 percent increase in sales in March 2018 over the previous month. The European car maker sold 3715 in the month of March and a total of 10,350 for the first quarter of CY2018

The growth can be attributed to its award winning line-up of the Tiguan and all-new Passat. With over 3.5 million units sold around the globe, the VW Tiguan has gained a leadership position worldwide. The same pattern is steadily gaining momentum in India with the Tiguan captivating audiences in the country.

The all-new Passat has been one of the most successful premium sedans in the world. In its eighth generation, this celebrated model is known as one of the most innovative cars in its class and is the company’s flagship MQB-based carline for India.

In the first quarter of CY2018, the Tiguan witnessed an 80% increase in sales volumes, compared to Q4 of CY2017, with the All-New Passat contributing considerably to the steadfast beginning to the year, as well. Now, on the back of increased demand, Volkswagen India has ramped up production, for both globally acclaimed carlines at the company’s manufacturing facility in Aurangabad.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “With sturdy sales volumes for the first three months of 2018, Volkswagen has begun the year on a positive note. We are proud of the carlines we have to offer in India and we will continue to innovate within our portfolio, to offer a diverse range of products to India’s distinctive car-buyer.”

Volkswagen began the month of March with a 500-car mega-delivery across dealerships and carlines, on one single day to celebrate the onset of the New Year in the region. The year began with the initiation of deliveries of the globally acclaimed All-New Passat and the introduction of the Polo 1.0L MPI as well as two limited edition cars, the Polo Pace and Vento Sport. In addition, the Tiguan and the All-New Passat continued their winning streak in India with a total of eight awards, for both carlines.