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Friday, November 11, 2011

By Pranjal Gera

Skoda Rapid, the India-made sedan to be exported; company intends

The Skoda Rapid sedan which is always in news since, it went into production in the first week of October. This time it is reported that after the launch, Skoda Rapid will be Czech Republic based company’s first India made vehicle to debut overseas. The scintillating sedan is projected to launch on 16th of November.

Skoda Auto; an entry level brand to Volkswagen Group, in India is expecting a lot from the sedan due for a launch, may it be in terms of increased market share or rise in its sales volume. The firm is confident that with Skoda Rapid’s launch it will soon emerge as the top selling car for Skoda in India beating the existing sensational hatchback Fabia; which sells nearly 1,200- 1,500 units each month.

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Marketing Head Mr. Tarun Jha- Skoda Auto India said that Rapid is styled and developed; after a long study of Indian auto market and car buyer’s needs, in such a sense that it is sure to favor the consumer in the nation. He further added that the debut in India will be worldwide launch for Skoda Rapid, after analyzing its performance on road and in terms of sales the company will then decide to introduce the car for other markets around the globe.

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Mr. Jha stated that the car is exclusively made for India and it will surely be sold like hot cakes. The company is currently focused on domestic launch of car and afterwards it may export the sedan to its neighboring nations, he said when asked about export prospects.

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Mr. Thomas Kuehl, Board Member- Marketing and Sales, informed that Honda cars will be contenders for Rapid petrol whereas Hyundai sedan will compete with Rapid diesel.

 

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Skoda mainly targets small cities to strengthen its dealership network across the country. Perceiving the likely demand for Skoda Rapid, the company aims to increase its dealerships from 82 to 100 outlets by year end, and proposes to set up 20 new showrooms by 2012.

In India, the company sells Skoda Fabia, Skoda Laura, Skoda Yeti and Superb apart from Fabia.

 

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