Jari Kohonen, Vice President Asia-Pacific, Volvo Cars Group today announced that Mr. Tom von Bonsdorff will take up the position as Managing Director, Volvo Auto India effective today.
Tom von Bonsdorff has been with Volvo Cars for 17 years in several operational and managerial positions. During his career at Volvo Cars, Tom has worked in US, Sweden, Finland and in his current position – as a Market Area Director – Asia – Tom is already based in Delhi. The present incumbent, Mr Tomas Ernberg, is moving back to Sweden on a new role.
Remarking on the appointment of Mr. Bonsdorff, Mr. Kohonen, said “Tom brings wide industry, market and cultural experience into his new position with proven track record from different functions and markets within Volvo Cars commercial operations which makes him highly suited to lead Volvo Cars in India on its growth trajectory.”
Mr. Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “India as a market holds great promise being one of the fastest growing markets for Volvo. An array of recent launches – XC90, V40 Cross Country Petrol including soon to be launched V40 and S60 T6 Petrol will add a positive thrust to the brand presence in India. With an exciting range of innovative products to be launched globally in the near future, India is poised to garner in roads into the luxury car segment and I look forward to further strengthening Volvo car’s presence here.”
Volvo Auto India
Swedish luxury company Volvo Auto India (VAI) established its presence in India in 2007 and has since then, worked intensively to market the Swedish brand in this country. Volvo Cars currently markets products through its dealerships in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Vishakhapatnam and Pune.
The company sells five luxury models.
Volvo S80 – An exquisitely elegant saloon
Volvo S60 – A sporty sedan
Volvo XC60 – A technologically advanced compact luxury SUV, apt for Indian roads
Volvo V40 Cross Country – The adventurous cross country
Volvo XC90 – A 7-seater luxury SUV which is sturdy and apt for Indian families
Volvo’s Brand Philosophy
‘Designed Around You’ is the brands translation of going an extra mile to understand customers better. This human-centric approach enables Volvo Cars to know the pulse of the customers and gauge what they desire in a product. With this thought the brand places the customer at the heart of its design. Every Volvo car boasts of cutting-edge technology with engineering that is executed around human values.