Volvo Auto India has opened their first showroom in Ahmedabad. Situated at S G Highway and spread over an area of 3,500 sq ft, the new Autobots dealership offers a Scandinavian style experience. Owned by Mr. Dhaval Thakker offers both sales and service facilities for Volvo Auto and stocks all necessary tools, equipment and spares to offer all round service to customers. Autobots owner Mr. Dhaval Thakker, also owns owns a High End Automobile Accessory Mall and T.K. Racing Hub.
Theluxury car maker also opened there first showroom in Bangalore this week. Located at the Race Course Road, it spans an area of 7000 sqft. Owned by Mr. Saket Talwar and Mr. Ritesh Reddy. Martial Motors Private Limited will also stock necessary equipment and spare parts. Other dealerships under the duo’s charge are Volvo’s dealership in Hyderabad, dealerships for Volvo- Eicher, Piaggio Commercial Vehicles, and TVS bikes.
Besides the 2 newly inaugurated dealerships, Volvo plans on opening dealerships in Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. Q1 2013 saw Volvo Auto India sell 276 units. It is now left to be seen whether the company will begin local production in the country soon, in order to revise vehicle prices by virtue of localisation. Soon the V40 cross country will be launched in India.
On the occasion of opening both dealerships, Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “The year 2013 has been very promising for us. In January, we began the year with record sales of year-on-year (YoY) growth of 188% and recently closed the first quarter ending March with sale of 276 cars. This is yet another indication of Volvo Cars increasing strength in the Indian auto market as well as the continuing acceptability of our products amongst the patrons. March was a successful month for us, despite a challenging market and circumstances. This is our first dealership in Bangalore. In line with its growth, Volvo Cars will continue with its expansion plan in India by adding to its existing network of dealerships across the country. We will touch a count of 12 dealerships with three showrooms opening in this quarter. With continuously increasing demand, Volvo Cars aims to bring its quality services closer to the customer. We aim to serve our customers better through greater accessibility.”