News coming in suggests that Porsche is planning to improve its footprint in India. The company is credited with bringing out amazing sports cars that are not only powerful but also designed with a lot of aesthetics. Currently, Porsche sells its premium cars in India through six dealers that are strategically placed in four corners of the country. And for servicing these beauties, the company has a network of 8 service centers that are located in the tier 1 cities of India.
A recent survey shows that in India the sale of premium cars is going up by leaps and bounds. Therefore, to exploit the market, Porsche has decided to open more dealership and service centers so that it can leverage them to give its customers better service. It also wants to infiltrate several nascent markets in tier 2 cities of India, which are witnessing explosive growth in recent times. This plan, when succeed, will allow the company to provide world class services to its customers whose numbers are projected to grow significantly in the current decade as Indian economy accelerates.
Strategists of Porsche are taking their time to select dealers so that the one they choose will have the wherewithal to provide best business practices to its customers for which the company is renowned worldwide. Also, more dealership means more service centers, which will help customers to service their precious Porsches in their respective cities only instead of taking them to another city that has a Porsche service center.
Porsche has also announced its intention of bringing out more models in the coming months to compete effectively with its rivals. Among these models the one creating the maximum buzz is a sleek looking luxury electric sedan based on the Mission E concept that was initially showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. Although, the new car will look different from the concept car that was unveiled at the auto show, we believe it will retain some of its futuristic looks like muscular haunches, dipping front profile with a low ground hugging design to improve its aerodynamic character and center of gravity, and the remarkably designed alloy wheels.
Furthermore, as this car is still in the designing stage, Porsche has reportedly hired more than 400 people who would work alongside the existing 1000 engineers and technicians to build this futuristic car. In addition to these 400 new workers, Porsche is also believed to be in the process of selecting around 100 IT professionals, 50 designers and creative people related to the auto industry and roughly 70 apprentices to give the mission E model a big push.
Almost all the jobs will be created at Porsche’s headquarters situated in Zuffenhausen, near Stuttgart, Germany.
It is believed that Porsche will invest around 1 billion Euros for creating an all new assembly line for this futuristic car that is expected to give direct competition to Tesla models, Volkswagen’ s Budd E and Audi’s e-Tron Quattro when launched.