Škoda Auto Volkswagen India

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ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India
TypeSubsidiary
Industry Automotive
Founded2001;20 years ago (2001) [1]
Headquarters Pune, Maharashtra
Area served
India
Key people
Gurpratap Boparai (MD)
Products Automobiles
Production output
Increase2.svg115,237 units (2012) [2]
Parent Volkswagen Group
Divisions
Website www.volkswagen.co.in

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited is the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of German automotive manufacturing company Volkswagen Group.

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On 7 October 2019, Volkswagen Group India announced the merger of their three Indian subsidiaries - Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd (NSC) and ŠKODA Auto India Pvt Ltd (SAIPL) - into a single entity named ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd with headquarters at Pune. ŠKODA Auto CEO Bernhard Maier stated, "The operational launch of ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd marks an important milestone in the INDIA 2.0 project. This merger creates one of the key prerequisites for working together more efficiently at all levels and achieving our long-term goal: to gain significant market shares for Volkswagen and ŠKODA by 2025." Gurpratap Boparai was appointed as the first Managing Director of ŠKODA Auto Volkswagen India. [3]

They focus on manufacture and sales of Volkswagen, Audi and ŠKODA vehicles in India. Volkswagen Group brands Porsche and Lamborghini also sell their cars in India through them. [4]

Production facilities

Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited operates a manufacturing plant at Chakan, near Pune, Maharashtra with an annual capacity of 200,000 vehicles (approximately) for production of Volkswagen branded vehicles. The Chakan Plant is also used by SAIPL to manufacture the ŠKODA Rapid. It also shares a manufacturing/assembly plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra which is operated by ŠKODA Auto India Private Limited for production of Audi branded vehicles. The aurangabad plant is also used for the production of the other Skoda vehicles like the Octavia, Superb & the Kodiaq respectively. In 2020, Skoda auto limited launched their first ever imported compact SUV model called as SKODA KAROQ.

Volkswagen India operates a manufacturing plant in Pune (Chakan) Maharashtra which is capable of producing 200,000 vehicles per annum. Along with the manufacturing of Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen Vento and the newly launched Volkswagen Ameo (currently- discontinued), the plant is also shared by ŠKODA Auto India Private Limited for manufacturing the ŠKODA Rapid.

Volkswagen has an engine assembly facility (an extension to the previously mentioned plant) built in 2015 at a cost of 240 crore (710 million Euro ) approximately at their state of the art factory in Chakan, Pune respectively. The plant reportedly holds production capacity of about 98,000 engines annually. [5]

Models

Audi [6]

Manufactured locally

Imported

Porsche

Volkswagen

Manufactured locally

Imported

Discontinued

SKODA Rapid SKODA Rapid.jpg
ŠKODA Rapid
SKODA Kodiaq SKODA Kodiaq.jpg
ŠKODA Kodiaq

Škoda Auto

Manufactured locally

Imported

Discontinued

Sales and service network

Volkswagen India showroom at Anna Salai, Chennai Volkswagen Chennai showroom.JPG
Volkswagen India showroom at Anna Salai, Chennai

VGSIPL's vehicle brands have a combined dealership network of more than 153 dealerships in more than 56 cities all over India. ŠKODA and Audi alone having in total around 120 dealerships across the country today.

Sales performance

In the year 2010–11, VGSIPL recorded combined sales of 53,341 vehicles. In 2011-2012 the Volkswagen Group India clocked an impressive growth of 109.3%. The three brands – Audi, ŠKODA and Volkswagen together delivered a total of 111,623 vehicles to customers in 2011–2012.The Volkswagen Polo is the highest selling model of this group with a sales of 37,153 in 2011. From January to December 2012 Volkswagen Group India sold 115,237 cars with a growth of 3.2 percent. Audi, Lamborghini and ŠKODA achieved impressive sales figures while the sales figures of Volkswagen and Bentley remained with a slight decrease. [8] [2]

YearVolkswagenAudiŠKODABentleyLamborghiniPorscheTotal
Jan-Dec 201030,3193,00320,019NANANA53,341
Jan-Dec 2011 [2] 76,1075,51130,00552140111,623
Jan-Dec 2012 [2] 70,5359,00334,2653917225115,237

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