Mumbai: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, opened Audi Thane, its seventh showroom in Maharashtra. Audi Thane is also the first-ever luxury car showroom to be opened by any luxury car manufacturer in the area and with this Audi India has taken a lead in increasing its presence in this high demand and growth potential region of Maharashtra.
The Audi Thane showroom was inaugurated by Joe King, Head, Audi India and Gautam Modi, Dealer Principal, Audi Thane (Krishiv Motors Pvt Ltd.).
“Maharashtra is increasingly becoming an important business hub for Audi with the ever-rising demand for luxury cars. Seven showrooms spread across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, and now Thane will add to the success story of Audi in the Western region of India. Our entry into Thane is an acknowledgement of the growing potential of this market,” said Joe King, Head Audi, India.
“People want to commute in class and style and we are extremely excited to be the first luxury car manufacturer to reach out to Audi enthusiasts here. These emerging towns of Maharashtra are displaying an increasing appetite for Audi cars and are the new hubs of luxury,” added Joe King.
“Association with Audi is an epitome of success for the people who have arrived in life on their own grit and passion. We are proud to begin our association with Audi’s first dealership in Thane. The Audi Thane team is committed to deliver and delight the customers through an extraordinary experience as delivered by any other Audi dealership in the world.” said Gautam Modi, Dealer Principal, Audi Thane (Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd.).
The Audi model range in India includes the Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A3 Cabriolet, Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi A8 L, Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi TT Coupe, Audi S4, Audi S5 Sportback among others.
The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. The company is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. In the second half of 2016, Audi will start production of the Q5 in San Jose Chiapa (Mexico).
In 2014, the latest full financial year, the Audi Group delivered to customers approximately 1.74 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 2,530 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and approximately 45,000 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. AUDI AG achieved total revenue of 53.8 billion euro and an operating profit of 5.15 billion euro in 2014.
At present, more than 80,000 people work for the company all over the world, 58,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on new products and sustainable technologies for the future of mobility. (ANI-NewsVoir)