New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) German auto major Volkswagen today announced the appointment of Steffen Knapp as Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.

He will fill in the position which was previously held by Michael Mayer, who recently took up the role of ‘Head of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen Passenger Cars China, the company said in a statement.

Knapp (48) will report to Thierry Lespiaucq, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd, and will be responsible for driving the passenger car business in India, it added.

Before his new assignment, he has held leadership roles at brands like SEAT and Ford in different parts of Europe.

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