Thursday, February 28, 2013
By Anil Jangid
Buy Skoda Rapid and get a Fabia free!
First, it was Rs 9999/- EMI offer. Then it was recently Rs 8999/- EMI offer and now Skoda India is said to be offering two cars at the price of one Skoda Rapid. Interesting but true as a Gujarat based Skoda dealer is offering a Skoda Fabia hatchback free on the purchase of every Skoda Rapid. But one can own the Skoda Fabia after five years of the purchase of Rapid sedan. This means that the Rapid earns as much for the car buyer that he gets a brand new Fabia at the end of five years. Amazingly contrary to the low EMI offer that is for petrol cars only, this two cars at the price of one is applicable on the purchase of any of the Rapid petrol or Rapid diesel cars. But things don’t come for free really! The car buyer needs to purchase the Rapid at the non discounted price which is around Rs 1 lakh more than the present discounted price.
It seems that if the car maker has made Skoda for India, it is doing whatever it can to sell it in huge numbers. The attractive EMI offer has got some interesting figures already and now that offer by the Gujarat dealer seems to draw an upswing on the sales chart. But this is really an attractive offer and people of India really like things if anything comes for free with it. A little extra is always welcome but if something whole comes along free then it is more than welcome. However, at the time of the delivery of the Fabia five years after the purchase of the Rapid now, the car buyer needs to give all the registration and insurance amount.
This seems to be a real once in a lifetime offer and the Torque Auto which is the sold Skoda dealer in Gujarat expects that it will be able to sell as many Rapid in this offer that the money will be recouped on after sales. Also the car maker is said to be banking on the devaluation of money over a period of time.