Volkswagen announced the commencement of operations of its used car business Das WeltAuto. by inaugurating its dealership in Mumbai. Das WeltAuto. is the global pre-owned car business of Volkswagen and to reach out the customer burgeoning demands for pre-owned cars across India company has commenced its operations with 15 dealerships across the country. The brand plans to end the year with 21 dealerships.
Audi & Skoda will also soon join the wagon of used car business in India. Other automakers have already begun their used car business in India.
Volkswagen had announced the introduction of the Das WeltAuto. brand in the country earlier this year at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012. With the commencement of Das WeltAuto. operations, Volkswagen aims to change the existing experience of the pre-owned car buyer. The brand will lay emphasis on understanding and customising the requirements of its customers, which has been its hallmark across the world.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Arvind Saxena, Managing Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said “We believe that every customer is important even if it is a pre-owned car buyer and we are committed towards providing our customers the same experience that of a new car. At Das WeltAuto. we have stringent systems and processes that ensure every pre-owned car undergoes a 160 point checklist which is part of our standard protocol ensuring a hassle free driving experience”
Das WeltAuto. dealerships will trade in car models from all manufacturers and will not be restricted to Volkswagen car lines.