Skoda India today introduced â€˜Rapid Ultimaâ€™ special edition within, which is available in 2 variants and is being offered at a price of Rs 8.3 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi).
While 2014 Auto Expo has done its best to infuse a positive sentiment and generate interest in the car market, when it comes to sales, there’s a lot to be attained yet. The start of 2014 certainly gives Volkswagen Group India something to think about.
Globally, Skoda begins the year on a thumping note with 16.5% sales increase in January 2014. With 80,900 vehicles to customers as compared to 69,500 vehicles in January 2013, it’s Skoda’s best January ever. Growth has been strong in Europe and China with double-digit growth in Europe with 48,200 vehicles sold.
Skoda Rapid Ultima Edition is making its way to the 2014 Auto Expo where it will be seen with a host of external and internal updates. Skoda India will be launching this special edition Rapid in India and the limited edition gets a stripe across its roof and bonnet while other body decals and graphics were also spotted on the model on test.
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.