Volkswagen would be launching new products under the India 2.0 project in the coming future, the most notable one is the brand’s upcoming mid-size sedan
Volkswagen had a prosperous 2021, as the German automaker launched the India 2.0 project with its Czech partner Skoda, kicking off its second innings in India. Volkswagen sold a total of 26,930 passenger vehicles this year, up from 15,598 the previous year. This resulted in a 72.65% increase in overall growth.
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Volkswagen India Sales 2021
In December, VW delivered 3,700 automobiles across the country, setting a new monthly sales record for 2021. The Aurangabad-based firm was only able to dispatch 2,401 units at the same period last year, representing a YoY gain of 54.10 percent.
Volkswagen, on the other hand, sold 3,154 cars in November 2021, representing a 17.31 percent increase over the previous month. With a total volume of 9,931 units sold in the last three months of 2021, it was the most successful quarter of the year.
Volkswagen sold 5,867 automobiles in India during the same period the previous year, representing a YoY increase of 69.27 percent. Overall, VW performed better in the second half of 2021, with a total registered sales volume of 16,087 units versus 10,843 units in the first half.
For the most portion of the year, monthly sales numbers were constant. The least selling quarter was the second quarter of 2021, when the country was still reeling from the impacts of the pandemic’s second wave.
The German auto giant sold 1,425 units in May which was also the peak of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pleasing part, though, was VW registered growth in every phase throughout 2021 with respect to the previous year. While overall sales volume is low in comparison to other major OEMs, Volkswagen has shown promise in recent times.
Volkswagen India 2.0 Project
As previously said, 2021 was a pivotal year for the German automaker, as it released the Taigun, the first model under the India 2.0 project. Taigun is VW’s first SUV to be developed and manufactured in India, thanks to a fresh new MQB A0 IN platform. It goes up against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and its Czech cousin, the Kushaq, in the compact C-category SUV segment.
With new models set to debut this year, Volkswagen is expecting for even more growth in 2022. The most notable of these is a new mid-size sedan called Virtus, which will replace the Vento, which is getting old. Virtus, like Taigun, will be built on a locally created MQB A0 IN architecture. It would rival other premium sedans in this space like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz.