Volkswagen sold 5,534 vehicles in October 2016, a 70 per cent rise from 3,255 units sold during the corresponding month a year ago.

Volkswagen attributes the increase in sales to a larger bouquet of product portfolio that the brand is now offering to the Indian audience combined with the growing demand this festive season.

“We welcomed the festive cheer with the launch of Volkswagen’s made-for-India and made-in-India Ameo Diesel, expanding our product portfolio to a wider audience. With our recent launches, we are well on course to give customers even more reasons to visit the Volkswagen showrooms,” said Michael Mayer, Director at Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.

“We are confident in continuing to improve our performance in sales and service, in the coming months along with exciting new products on the anvil,” he added.

Volkswagen currently offers the Polo, Vento, Jetta, Beetle and Ameo in India.