Skoda India has entered into an alliance with Gurgaon Rapid Metro wherein for the first time the entire train on the Gurgaon Metro line will wear a Rapid sedan wrap.
Earlier in the year it was confirmed Skoda Fabia will no longer be sold in India for an indefinite period of time as sales of the premium hatchback has been low and doesn’t warrant further production at this time.
When Skoda Laura was launched in 2005, Octavia was still available. But within a few months, it was silently removed off the showrooms. Now, with the launch of new Octavia nearing, will the current Laura suffer the same fate? What does Skoda India officials have to say on the same, considering sales of Skoda Laura have hit rock bottom.
Skoda Auto India, a fully owned subsidiary of Skoda Auto, Czech Republic, has announced a four year maintenance package for their hatchback, Fabia. To be offered exclusively on the Fabia 1.2 MPI and Fabia 1.2 TDI models, this package will come at a price of INR 43,027 and INR 52,665 respectively.
Skoda has commenced production operations of new 2013 Octavia at their plants in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, where the car was launched in June and July 2013 respectively. India too will get the new Octavia very soon, as early as October 2013, where it will be assembled at their plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
Skoda Auto, the Czech car manufacturer revealed earlier today that Milos Zeman, the current (and third) President of Czech Republic, is the first customer of 2013 Skoda Superb. Apart from this, production of India bound 2013 Octavia has begun in Russia.
Skoda Superb facelift, sedan and Combi variants went into production at the Czech auto manufacturer’s plant in Kvasiny. The first model was displayed at the plant where it could be seen in a metallic color and sporting a 2.0 TDI CR DPF engine.
Skoda Fabia was launched in India in 2008, after it was showcased at the 2008 Delhi Auto Expo. Today the car is offered at an ex-showroom starting price of INR 5.05 lakhs. But, in a segment which has seen new competitors, the sales of Fabia has steadily declined.
A limited edition Rapid Prestige diesel sedan has been introduced by Skoda Auto India today. It is being offered to customers for a limited period only and is priced at Rs 9 lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi.