Volvo Auto India has opened a dealership in Chandigarh spread over an area of 2200 sqft. Highlighting Scandinavian ambience with a ‘Cool on the outside’ and ‘Warm on the inside’ feel, the new showroom has an ‘inviting interior design’. Sumit Passi from Krishna Group owns the showroom at Elante Mall, Business Block.
Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, a 50:50 joint venture between Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited, are planning to enter the mini truck segment in India. This segment sees huge volumes and is currently ruled by the Tata Motors, Mahindra and Ashok Leyand.
Volvo truck fans would surely remember the series of videos which were uploaded on YouTube last year, which highlighted Volvo Trucks, the most famous of them being Van Damme’s Epic Split. FYI, this video has become the most watched ad from an auto manufacturer on YouTube ever. So is Epic braking a new video from Volvo Trucks? Not really. But it stars a Volvo truck.
Volvo Auto India is opening 4 showrooms across West Delhi, Surat, Chandigarh and Kolkata within the next month to expand its market potential here. Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “Taking our philosophy of ‘Designed Around You’ a step further, we are happy to bring the all new Volvo Retail Experience at 4 new locations. With the new dealers, VAI is confident of expanding its market share and creating more patrons for its brand. We will continue to grow as we start sales with 15 functional dealerships across key cities, generating a strong brand eminence”.
Volvo is India’s fifth largest luxury car manufacturer, after Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover. But, there is a huge gap between their sales figures, and that of their competitors as Volvo India car sales are nowhere near the top 4. But they aim to change that very soon.
Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren have handed over a high-performance Volvo S60 Polestar to NSW Police’s Rose Bay Local Area Command. The 257kW S60 Polestar can go from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds. The police vehicle is supplied via a partnership with Volvo Car Australia and Trivett Volvo, Alexandria.
AT&T and Volvo Cars have entered into a new multi-year agreement to enable high speed wireless connectivity in future Volvo vehicles in US and Canada. Volvo’s US 2015 model year connected car solution will see AT&T’s Sensus Connect, an embedded infotainment service. US and Canada Volvo customers will have access to Volvo On Call, which facilitates remote access to car functions and an emergency crash notification service.