• Spread over a total area of 9,684 sq. ft
• Audi Nagpur to manage exclusive Audi service facility
• Audi India to expand its national footprint to 25 locations in 2012
• High quality network growth is one of the three pillars of Audi’s growth strategy
Nagpur: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the opening of its world-class showroom in Nagpur. The Audi Nagpur showroom was inaugurated by Mr. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India and Mr. Gautam Kale, Managing Director, Audi Nagpur (Jaika Vehicle Trade Private Ltd).
“The opening of a new showroom in Nagpur showcases our commitment to offer our customers with an unparalleled luxury experience of class defining products and world-class services that truly reflect our core brand values of progressiveness, sophistication and sportiness. We are proud to be associated with the Kale family for their deep automotive market understanding and wide portfolio. The launch of Audi Nagpur showroom in Maharashtra provides us with an opportunity to capitalize on the growing demand for luxury automobiles in the region. I am confident that our impressive sales performance YTD coupled with our dynamic product line and fast expanding dealer network will ensure that Audi maintains its position as the fastest growing luxury car brand in India”, said Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India.
Audi Nagpur is the biggest luxury car showroom in Nagpur and will offer Audi’s global retail experience standards to the city’s luxury car buyer.
The luxury carmaker will further expand its footprint to cover markets like Bhopal, Coimbatore and Delhi West in April this year.
Audi India plans to expand its network to 25 dealerships by 2012 from the existing 16 centres. Last year, the luxury carmaker opened new showrooms in Delhi, Chennai, Ludhiana, Surat and Indore.
Spread over a total area of 9684 sq. ft. Audi Nagpur showroom has a honeycomb aluminum façade on the exterior. With a display area that can accommodate 10 Audi cars, the showroom will display the entire model range of Audi cars available in India. Audi Nagpur will also house an Audi Shop and the Audi Exclusive elements, where customers can order customized products and purchase a variety of Audi branded merchandise.
“It is a matter of great pride for us to be appointed as an Audi dealer and we hope the opening of this new showroom in Nagpur marks the beginning of a longstanding association with Audi. Jaika Group is associated with automobiles since 1930. At Audi Nagpur, we will ensure that customers are provided with a distinct luxury experience that the brand with the four rings is known for globally. With this world class showroom, we are confident of achieving a leadership position in Nagpur”, said Mr. Gautam Kale, Managing Director, Audi Nagpur (Jaika Vehicle Trade Private Ltd).
Audi Nagpur will also manage the exclusive Audi service facility, located in MIDC Hingna. This facility is spread over an area of 30,000 sq. ft. and has a capacity to service 8 cars per day in a single shift on a total of 7 bays. The technicians at the facility are trained to ensure world-class services to the customers.
In India, Audi achieved a remarkable performance with sale of 600 cars in February 2012 – a growth of 33 percent over the same period last year (February 2011: 450 cars). Powering ahead confidently with its outlook for 2012, the brand with the four rings has plans to sell 8000 cars this year, which will be a significant growth over last year (2011: 5511 cars).
The Audi model range in India includes Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi A8L, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi RS5 Coupé, Audi TT, the super sports car Audi R8 and the Audi R8 Spyder available across the country: in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai West, Nagpur, Pune and Surat. Further developments include Coimbatore, Delhi West, Lucknow and Mumbai South.