Škoda Auto Volkswagen India (SAVWIPL) has clocked sales of 1,01,270 units this year across its five Group brands while exports stood at 33,397 units with sales up by 86 per cent year-on-year as compared to 2021.
The Group introduced more than 20 model updates through the year across its five brands - Škoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini.
Expressing delight at the Group’s performance, Piyush Arora, Managing Director and CEO of Škoda Auto Volkswagen India, said, “The significant growth across our Brands, robust demand and record-breaking sales are a testimony to the success story we have been scripting. While challenges around the ongoing chip shortage and increasing input costs continued, we successfully re-calibrated, taking action with agility and speed to minimize the impact of these. Our Made-in-India models are rapidly gaining popularity and universal recognition, for their world-class quality, robustness and stylish designs, and have opened new customer segments and markets for us.”
Christian Cahn von Seelen, Executive Director – Group Sales & Marketing, SAVWIPL said, “For VW and Škoda, 2022 saw us rolling out the complete India 2.0 portfolio, with both brands clocking significant sales growth. Audi showcased solid performance in volume. Our Sports and Supersports car brands – Porsche and Lamborghini are scaling new heights and our luxury EVs, the Audi e-tron and Porsche Taycan achieved remarkable resonance in the market.”
Key Highlights & Growth Drivers
§ The Škoda Slavia and VW Virtus have rejuvenated the sedan segment
§ In the Electric Vehicle segment, Audi e-tron and Porsche Taycan are paving the way forward
§ Porsche and Lamborghini Brands are showing consistent growth, leading the super luxury segment
Engineered in India, Driven by the World
§ India is emerging as a key manufacturing hub for the Group
§ Focus on Make-in-India and Skill India has created a strong base of developers, engineers and suppliers in India for the World
§ 20 per cent of the overall supplier base is new to the Group. Close to 25 per cent of suppliers now also export to the Group globally
§ Exports remain a fundamental pillar of growth. The Group exports to 44 markets globally from India
§ India will play a key role in Škoda Auto’s entry into the Vietnamese market. Assembly of the Made-in-India Škoda Kushaq and Slavia model will begin in Vietnam in 2024
§ Group sales crossed five-digits in the month of December 2022, paving the way for sustained growth momentum in 2023
§ Domestic sales grew by 86 per cent over 2021 with 101,270 units sold and Exports stood at 33,397 units
§ Škoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun have been accredited with Global NCAP ratings of 5 stars, the highest in the segment and the first models ever to achieve 5 stars for both adult and child occupant protection
§ More than 20 models launched across five Brands
§ 1.5 million production milestone crossed in 2022
§ The Group’s Aurangabad facility transitioned to 100 per cent ‘green’ energy, well ahead of its 2025 target – another significant step towards fulfilling the Group’s goTOzero mission
During the year, Škoda Auto India registered its highest-ever sales volume with a growth of 125 per cent. Volkswagen India grew by 58 per cent, its highest in the last 5 years. The Group’s luxury brands, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini maintained their upward trajectory with strong double-digit growth.