German luxury car manufacturer, Audi just last-month inaugurated Audi Visakhapatnam, its second showroom in Andhra Pradesh after Hyderabad. The entire Audi India model range will be available for sale in this new showroom. This world-class showroom was inaugurated by Mr. Joe King, Head- Audi India and Mr. Rajiv Sanghvi, Managing Director, Audi Visakhapatnam (M/S Olympus Motors Pvt. Ltd.).
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Joe King, Head – Audi India, said –
“We are extremely proud of our achievement of having created another milestone in the journey of Audi in India by becoming the first luxury car manufacturer to sell 10,000 cars in a calendar year. We started 2014 on a strong note by continuing with our expansion strategy on the product front by launching the Audi RS7 Sportback and on our network front by opening Audi Nashik in January. The inauguration of Audi Visakhapatnam marks our presence in one of the key emerging markets for luxury automobiles in India and provides us with an opportunity to capitalize on the growing demand for luxury in this region. Audi Hyderabad has been a key contributor to our success story in India and we are very confident that Audi Visakhapatnam will help us further consolidate our market share in the region. We see a huge potential for growth in Visakhapatnam and are delighted to continue our association with Olympus Motors Pvt. Ltd. To tap further into the core growth potential of the luxury automotive market in India, it is important for us to reach out to our customers pan-India and deliver to them not only technologically advanced cars but also world class service and experience.”
Mr. Rajiv Sanghvi, Managing Director, Audi Visakhapatnam (Olympus Motors Pvt. Ltd), said –
“We are proud to continue our association with Audi in Vishakhapatnam after Hyderabad. At Audi Visakhapatnam, we will ensure that customers are provided with a distinct luxury experience that the brand with the four rings is known for globally. Audi’s global leadership position and its unparalleled commitment to luxury is what has driven us at Olympus Motors Pvt. Ltd to deliver this world-class facility.”
Located on Rama Talkies Road near Swarna Bharati Indoor Stadium, Audi Visakhapatnam is spread over a total area of 4,750 square feet. Audi Visakhapatnam has a honeycomb aluminum facade on the exterior with a display area that can showcase the Audi model range available in India. Furthermore, Audi Visakhapatnam will also house an Audi Shop where customers can purchase a variety of Audi branded merchandise.
Audi Visakhapatnam will also manage the exclusive Audi service facility in the next 3 months, which would be located at Paradesipalem, NH-5, Visakhapatnam–Bhubaneswar Highway, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This facility would be spread over an area of 10,000 square feet and will have a capacity to service 12 cars per day in a single shift on a total of 6 bays along with body shop and paint shop. Till the full-fledged workshop comes up, the servicing of cars will be done at an interim workshop with 3 bays. The technicians at the facility are trained to ensure world-class services to the customers.
Audi India plans to expand its network to 40 dealerships by the end of 2014. The company opened new showroom in Nashik earlier this year. Last year also saw the opening of world-class Audi showrooms in Mumbai South, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Delhi Central, Karnal, Vadodara and Mangalore.