Volvo Â is looking to increase its hold in the Indian market and to this effect has announced that it will open four dealerships by the end of May this year.
The four dealerships will be opened in Chandigarh, Kolkata, Surat and West Delhi. The West Delhi showroom will be called Viking Motors, the one at Surat will be christened Autobots, while the Chandigarh and Kolkata dealerships will be called as Krishna Auto Sales and OSL Scandinavian respectively. The two dealerships of West Delhi and Surat will be managed by existing dealers while the remaining two showrooms at Chandigarh and Kolkata will be handled by new partners. Krishna Group which will be handling Chandigarh is in the automobile business since 1967 and also operates showrooms for Tata Commercial vehicles. OSL Scandinavian responsible for the Kolkata outlet is part of the OSL Group which is primarily in the shipping business and also counted amongst the biggest automobile dealership business houses in the east region.
Volvo says that the showrooms will be based on Scandinavian design. The entire range of Volvo cars will be on sale which comprise the S80, S60, XC60, XC90 and the V40 Cross Country.
Tomas Ernberg, MD, Volvo Auto India said, âTaking our philosophy of âDesigned Around Youâ a step further, we are happy to bring the all new Volvo Retail Experience at 4 new locations. With the new dealers, VAI is confident of expanding its market share and creating more patrons for its brand. We will continue to grow as we start sales with 15 functional dealerships across key cities, generating a strong brand eminenceâ.
Kolkata, West Delhi, Surat and Chandigarh added to the growing Network of Volvo Cars in India.
|Mumbai, 30th April 2014: Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Auto India is strengthening its foothold in the country by opening its 4 showrooms across key cities within the next one month.
Four showrooms will be setup in West Delhi, Surat, Chandigarh and Kolkata in the coming month.
The showrooms have a true Scandinavian ambience, with a âCool on the outsideâ and âWarm on the insideâ feel; it is a very modern and contemporary looking showroom having an âinviting interior designâ.
Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, âTaking our philosophy of âDesigned Around Youâ a step further, we are happy to bring the all new Volvo Retail Experience at 4 new locations. With the new dealers, VAI is confident of expanding its market share and creating more patrons for its brand. We will continue to grow as we start sales with 15 functional dealerships across key cities, generating a strong brand eminenceâ.
The West Delhi and Surat dealership is owned by our existing dealers Mr. Jaipal in Gurgaon by the name Swede Auto and by Mr. Dhaval Thakkar in Ahmedabad by the name Autobots itself respectively.
The Chandigarh Dealership is owned by Mr. Sumit Passi from Krishna Group. They are in the automobile business since 1967 and have dealerships of Tata Motors Commercial Vehicles, JCB Earth Moving Equipment, Honda 2-wheelers, Skoda Auto Passenger Cars, BMW Passenger Cars and other premium passenger cars.
OSL Scandinavian is a part of Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL), the flagship company of OSL group started during 1978, under the leadership of Mr. Mahimananda Mishra which is at present a leading Shipping company in India & handles over 35 Million Tons of cargo per Annum in East Coast of India to the entire satisfaction of different Govt. & Private Sectors in India. It is one of the biggest Automobile dealership business houses in East. They have a huge existing database of segment customers and knowledge of premium customers in East with a coverage of upcountry markets like Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and Northeast.
The new showrooms will have all the cars lines available for the prospective consumers.
S60 â The S60 bears a confident and bold look. Inspired from the ruggedness of the wild, it has more road presence and displays a striking face with more focused and determined looking headlamps. It exudes unmatched charm. There is more emphasis on the horizontal lines at the front with a wider grille, horizontal chrome bars and daylight running lights are positioned low to the ground to give the car a striking, road hugging presence. The character defining lines on the bonnet paints a solid look in the front while the dual integrated exhausts at the back of the car carries a racier and an exciting persona. When it comes to safety weâre always a step ahead and a lot safer. The City Safety feature from 30km/h has been advanced to 50km/h.
S80 â Volvo S80 is the car for you if you believe luxury is not an indulgence but a necessity. Step inside and you are greeted by floating layers and ergonomically designed plush leather seats that soothe your aesthetic sense. The unique âInterior Air Quality Systemâ and Air conditioning thatâs been judged the best amongst all cars, reaffirms its class. The frugal D4 Diesel engine and high performance D5 Diesel engine deliver impressive efficiency for a smooth and effortless ride. When it comes to safety weâre always a step ahead and a lot safer.
XC60 â XC60 is the perfect car for demanding drivers in search of adventure â both in town and the city limits. And now, thanks to a whole range of improvements both inside and outside the car, our dynamic, refined, perfectly proportioned SUV just got even better. Its ride height gives you a commanding driving position and added confidence when negotiating busy city traffic. And with its generous ground clearance, itâll take you wherever your adventurous spirit leads you. When it comes to safety weâre always a step ahead and a lot safer.
XC90 â The bigger the idea, the more momentum it gains. Built from the ground up the sturdy Volvo XC90 makes a big impact by bringing comfort, substance and functionality together. Commanding exterior, high ground clearance, 7 plush seats and rich appointments make it the grandest movement on the road. An all-terrain marvel, your Volvo XC90 boasts of a powerful D5 engine which releases great power while making you feel at home on any land.
V40 Cross Country â The Scandinavian influence is well exhibited all over. The distinguished high gloss curves hugging the boot that express athleticism tugs at the sportier side of your persona. Character defining lines sweeping the bonnet along with the chrome grille securely masters the art of commanding attention. Volvo V40 Cross Country which is a variant of the V40 represents a model which is Premium in Design, Features, Technology and Safety. The V40 Cross Country is an excellent example of how Volvo is taking Safety into the future. With TFT instrumentation clusters (no needles); integrated panoramic glass roof and a host of other features as standard, it redefines the compact luxury offering.