Pune: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today inaugurated its 4th showroom in Pune, Maharashtra. The new facility, Volkswagen Pimpri Chinchwad, located at Wakad, on the Mumbai Bangalore Highway is a 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) set-up equipped with 08 car display areas, 54 service bays, a paint and body shop and with adequate spares stock. The facility will also provide customers the convenience to avail express services, aimed at meeting requirements for periodic maintenance. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with solar panels sourcing its 70% of the power requirement. The showroom will be operational under the able leadership of Mr. Shailesh J. Bhandari, Director, B.U. Bhandari Auto Pvt. Ltd., who has received the ‘Volkswagen Diamond Pin’ from the Volkswagen Board for his outstanding contribution to the brand in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Working in alignment with our expansion plans, the inauguration of the new showroom is a step towards providing convenience and comfort for our customers in the region. Our association with customers goes beyond the realm of sales. Therefore it is our constant endeavor to provide them with a holistic car buying and after-sales experience. The new facility located on the outskirts of Pune is built to accommodate our growing customer requirements with an aim to build a strong network, thereby facilitating seamless service delivery in the city.”
The sales and service personnel at Volkswagen Pimpri Chinchwad are professionally trained to assist customers with buying and servicing Volkswagen vehicles, which also includes the newly launched Passat, Tiguan, GTI and the Ameo.
On this special occasion, the 13,101th car from the BU Bhandari Auto Pvt. Ltd., was also delivered to its first customer. Mr. Steffen Knapp along with dealer principal Mr. Shailesh Bhandari also planted saplings and pledged their commitment towards conservation and improvement of the environment.
The inauguration of Volkswagen Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune will cover a total network of 126 showrooms in 106 cities across India.