Skoda India sales up 89 percent in June 2012: Skoda Rapid leads the way

Skoda Auto India sales during the month of June reached 4,923 units as the company recorded growth of 89% during the month as against 2,610 units in June 2011. Despite adverse market conditions, higher prices of fuel, increasing auto loan rates and a general dampening of buyer enthusiasm in the overall auto markets, Skoda Auto India has done exceedingly well in the month of June.

This sales growth could be attributed to the success of Skoda Rapid of which the company sold 3,246 units during June 2012. Skoda Fabia registered sales of 594 units, Skoda Laura 643 units, Skoda Superb 272 units and Skoda Yeti 168 units. Skoda Rapid is looked upon as a value for money vehicle which has always received strong reception ever since it was launched. Skoda Auto also launched Superb Ambition at a price of Rs.18 lakhs which has also seen tremendous demand in the past two months since its launch.

Considering its hearty growth in the Indian market, a market which the company entered more than a decade ago, Skoda Auto is keen to increase their dealer networks and after sales service centers in a bid to enhance customer satisfaction. Skoda Auto currently has 106 dealers in India.

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ŠKODA Auto India registers 89% growth in June

> Records total sales of 4,923 units in June 2012
> The Rapid continues to drive volumes with 3246 units

Mumbai, 2nd July, 2012: ŠKODA Auto India registered a growth of 89% for June 2012 over the same period last year. ŠKODA Auto India’s total sales for June 2012 stood at 4,923 units against 2610 units for June 2011.

Mr. Thomas Kuehl, Brand Head, Member of the Board & Director, Sales & Marketing, ŠKODA Auto India said, “The fluctuating market conditions have dampened sentiment across the industry, however, we have managed to edge the market by growing 89% against the same period last year. The Rapid has been the growth driver and is an important part of our success story. The value for money proposition that the Rapid offers in the segment has been crucial to the products acceptance. The launch of the Superb Ambition further added to consolidation in the D segment.’

Today, India is being considered as an important centre of growth since the company’s entry in the Indian market more than ten years ago. Under its “2018 Growth Strategy”, ŠKODA aims to increase its global sales to at least 1.5 million per year.

ŠKODA is working on their dealership network and after-sales service to enhance customer experience while reaching out to a larger section of customers across the country. ŠKODA currently has 106 dealerships in India.

About ŠKODA Auto India: ŠKODA has been operating in India since November 2001 as a subsidiary of ŠKODA Auto a. s. Czech Republic (Volkswagen Group), one of the fastest growing car manufacturers in Europe. It has set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Shendra near Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The facility is spread across 300,000 sq. mt. ŠKODA Auto India has 5 models on sale in India – ŠKODA Superb, ŠKODA Laura, ŠKODA Fabia, ŠKODA Yeti and the recently launched ŠKODA Rapid. ŠKODA Auto India has a network of 106 outlets across the country and has sold over 1,54,023 units since December 2001. For more information on ŠKODA Auto please visit www.Š