Jaguar Land Rover continues expansion by opening new dealership in Pune
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) opened a new dealership in Pune, Maharashtra, in collaboration with Ace Perkins. This comes as no surprise as it has been seen that Jaguar Land Rover has been looking to expand its business on a regular basis. The showroom is situated in Shivajinagar, an area that is overrun with numerous premium car consumers. It was opened by Mr. P. M.Telang, who retired last month as MD, India Operations, Tata Motors.
This showroom has a floor space area of about 12,000 sq ft and has a display area for about 9 cars. Ample parking area and a dedicated customer lounge are some of the other features of this dealership. To help service cars, there is a workshop in Wagholi which spans over 14,000 sq ft and has 13 service bays. An elaborate paint bay area has also been setup along with a body shop facility. There will be a total of 60 employees working at these two facilities.
At this dealership, customers will be able to access the whole range of JLR products. XJ, XF, XFR, XKR as also the XKR-S, one of Jaguars fastest and most powerful sports car. Freelander 2, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and the Range Rover Evoque will also be offered to the public under the Land Rover brand.
Read the press release below for more information.
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER CONTINUES DEALERSHIP EXPANSION – OPENS NEW DEALERSHIP IN PUNE
Pune- Saturday 28th July 2012: Jaguar Land Rover today officially opens its new dealership in Pune, Maharashtra, India in partnership with Ace Perkins. This new dealership forms part of Jaguar Land Rover’s rapid and continued expansion in the Indian market. The new facility was opened by Mr. P.M. Telang.
The Pune dealership is located in Shivajinagar on the Old Pune Mumbai Road, a prime and upmarket area which is becoming a popular location for premium car consumers. The showroom facility spans over 12,000 square feet and boasts a 9 car display area, customer lounge and ample customer parking. In addition, the dealership is supported by a workshop located in Wagholi on the Nagar Road that spans over 14,000 square feet with 13 service bays as well as a body shop and paint facility. A total of 60 employees will be based at these two locations.
Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar Land Rover said, “In the fiscal year 2011-12, we achieved a sales growth of 157% in the Indian market and we want to maintain this momentum by heightening the awareness of our brands and continuing our dealership expansion programme. We are aiming to have 20 operational dealerships in India by the end of this fiscal year.”
Mr. Rohit Suri, Head, Premier Car Division, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “This superb facility in Pune will enable our customers to have access to premium levels of sales and service. Our dealership expansion programme will continue to improve accessibility to our products through further new dealerships across India.”
Customers will be able to access the full range of Jaguar products including the XJ, XF, XFR, XKR and the fastest and most powerful production sports car Jaguar has ever built – the Jaguar XKR-S. For Land Rover, it will offer the Freelander 2, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and the award winning Range Rover Evoque.
Jaguar Land Rover opened their first Indian showroom in June 2009 and now has 15 operational sales and after sales facilities in India. The dealership expansion plans forms part of the Jaguar Land Rover strategy to increase market share in India.