For January to June 2013, 2.91 million vehicles Volkswagen Passenger Cars were delivered globally, equating to 4.4% sales growth when compared to 2.79 mill cars sold in the same period last year. For June 2013, 501000 cars were sold as compared to 498,600 cars sold in June 2012, equating to 0.5% growth. For January to June 2013, Volkswagen deliveries in Europe were down with Western Europe, Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia reporting sales decline. Asia-Pacific region growth was positive with deliveries in China contributing significantly.
Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand said, “Developments at Volkswagen Passenger Cars in the first six months were stable thanks to the brand’s convincing model range. The new Golf in particular has met with an excellent response from our customers. So far, we have already delivered well over 250,000 new Golf to customers worldwide. And the new Golf Variant will generate further momentum.” He added, “At the same time, though, the challenges on difficult global markets, especially the considerable uncertainties in Europe, will undoubtedly continue to have a significant impact in the second half of the year.”
Indian auto industry is faced with falling sales during the worst slowdown of the decade. To keep interested, and get customers back into showrooms, auto manufacturers are regularly introducing upgrades, new launches, exciting offers, heavy discounts and attractive marketing and finance schemes. Volkswagen has introduced a ‘Fully Loaded’ package for both their Polo and Vento models.
Coming into effect immediately, and valid till 25th of this month, the limited period package will include 3 years insurance plus a 3rd year extended warranty besides 3 year road side assistance and 3 years of maintenance package with single EMI. Polo and Vento are fitted with advanced 2 DIN RCD 320 music system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux in. Customers can now own either a Polo or Vento by shelling out 20% of its cost, while the balance can be paid in the form of EMIs over a period of 36 months which works out to Rs 9,999 for VW Polo and Rs 14,699 for VW Vento.