This Is Not a Typo: VW Increases Indian Sales by 1000%

The year that has just ended brought what was probably the greatest increase of the Indian auto sector, as carmakers selling vehicles in the country invested massively in their local operations. Volkswagen is just one of the big names that worked on their Indian business and, as a result, the company managed to raise its sales by more than.... 1000 percent.

And yes, that's not a typo, Volkswagen did so great in 2010 that yearly figures prove that it increased Indian sales by more than 10 times from the ones registered the year before.

Specifically, Volkswagen India delivered a total of 32,627 vehicles last year in the country, while in 2009, sales totaled only 3,039 units. The Polo and the Vento were the two top sellers wearing a Volkswagen badge, attracting sales of no less than 27,946 units of all models sold by the German manufacturer in India.

"We are extremely delighted with the response received for our products. This reflects the growing customer confidence towards the Volkswagen car line,"
Volkswagen Group Sales India Director (Passenger Cars) Neeraj Garg said in a statement.

It wasn't easy though because Volkswagen had to invest massively in India in order to increase its sales by such a bigger share. In 2010, the German manufacturer managed to almost double the number of dealerships available across India, raising the total count of stores selling its cars from 40 in 2009 to 70 in 2010. More investments are likely to be made this year, together with new product launches that are supposed to help VW benefit the most from the Indian emerging auto market.
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