Volkswagen inaugurates new dealership in Mumbai
Volkswagen India has inaugurated a new dealership in Mumbai in order to expand its presence in Maharashtra, India. The new dealership, Volkswagen Mumbai West, will offer sales, service and spares services. Located at Kartik Complex, New Link Road, Opp. Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri West, the new facility is equipped with 20-service bays along with a state-of-the-art paint booth facility at the workshop. Further, it also includes a Das WeltAuto, a facility that will be dealing with used cars. VW mentions that with this new dealership, the German car manufacturer will cover a total network of 117 showrooms, 115 workshop in 102 cities across India.
"Broadening the spectrum of premium mobility in India, Volkswagen now has 11 customer touchpoints in Mumbai. With the inauguration of this new dealership, we enhance our accessibility in this region. In addition, for a holistic and affordable ownership experience, we recently announced our total cost of ownership campaign '4EVER Care' that reiterates Volkswagen's commitment and 'value-for-money' proposition to our Indian customers offering complete peace of mind experience from Brand Volkswagen," commented Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
The German car manufacturer recently announced different measures to reduce the total cost of ownership across its models and variants in India. VW believes that this will make their portfolio more accessible and affordable for the aspirational Indian customer. VW has already brought the revised cost of ownership and other features from January 1, 2019. Most importantly, the regular service cost has been reduced by 24 per cent to 44 per cent across Volkswagen range with the introduction of three free services up to 15,000 km or one year. Prior to this, the company offered free service at 7,500 km/six months and paid service at 15,000 km/one year. The other change is the standard warranty offered on the VW vehicles. Initially, it was set to two years/unlimited kilometres which has now been revised to four years or one lakh kilometres.