Audi replaces Mercedes-Benz as automobile supplier to International Olympic Committee. Audi has a 4 year commitment to IOC replacing Mercedes Benz that had done the job for 22 years. Volkswagen Group was official vehicle partner at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Volkswagen India sold 66,860 for 2012. Polo (36,680) hatchback remained their bestseller, followed by Vento (25,822), Jetta (3,146), Passat (1,179), Touareg (32) and Beetle. Only 1 unit of Beetle was sold during 2012.
Skoda Auto has finished the calendar year 2012 with total sales of 939,200 cars, compared to 2011, this is an increase by 6.8%. Octavia sales at 409,600, Fabia at 240,500, Superb at 109,100, Yeti at 87,400, Rapid at 24,700. Citigo 30,000 and Roomster 38,000.
New BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, and BMW 1 Series hatchback for Indian auto market this year. 2012 saw BMW India stay atop the luxury auto market here having sold 9375 vehicles.
Audi Pacific first LEED certified dealership largest showroom in US. Leadership in Energy and Environment Design is internationally recognised green building certification meeting the standards of US Green Building Council where design, construction and operations are concerned.
An old Mercedes Benz station wagon, was flattened recently by the Terminator. Arnie, as people call him, showed how to iron a Mercedes using a tank, at a promotional event in California recently.
Mahindra is ready with their new compact version of Verito Sedan. This sub 4 meter sedan is scheduled to be launched in India in the coming months. Once launched, it will compete with Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire.