Škoda Auto India Private Limited
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|Headquarters||Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India|
Number of locations
|Aurangabad and Chakan|
|Sudhir Rao (Managing Director)
Ashutosh Dixit (Brand Director)
|20,019 units (2010)|
|Revenue|| Kč 12.5 billion (2010)
₹ 29.9 billion
$ 767.21 million
Škoda Auto India Pvt Ltd. has been operating in India since November 2001 as a subsidiary of Škoda Auto, one of the fastest growing car manufacturers in Europe. It has set up a modern manufacturing facility in Shendra near Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The facility is spread across 300,000 sq. mt. Škoda Auto India has a network of 106 outlets across the country. The company sold 30,005 units in 2011, which represented an increase of 50% over the preceding year.
Introduced to the market early in 2002, the Octavia was the first domestically built Škoda to be launched in India. Targeted at the Indian premium segment, its handling, fuel efficiency, and low initial price (compared to other products then available in the Indian market) made the Octavia an instant hit with the Indian car user. Its turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel engined version, in particular, delivered a high level of fuel efficiency and (for the Indian market) power and torque, resulting in higher level of driveability when compared to existing available products.
Škoda Auto India Private Limited (SAIPL) has its assembly plant located at Shendra on the outskirts west of Aurangabad, which has an annual capacity of 89,000 vehicles. Production of the Škoda Fabia ended in 2013 due to low sales and high assembly cost.
Škoda Auto India currently sells the following fundamental models:
- Škoda Superb (launched 2004)
- Škoda Octavia (launched 2002)
- Škoda Rapid (launched 2011)
- Škoda Yeti (launched 2010)
- Škoda Octavia Combi (2005-2008)
- Škoda Fabia (2008-2010, 2010-2015)
- Skoda Laura (2005-2009, 2009-2013)
Sales and service network
Škoda Auto India Private Limited currently has 67 dealerships and 74 service centres across cities.
In 2014, Škoda Auto India Private Limited sold 15,342 units.
- Make in Maharashtra
- Škoda Auto
- Volkswagen Group
- Volkswagen Group Sales India
- Automotive industry in India
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|Supermini||Favorit/Forman||Felicia||Fabia I||Fabia II||Fabia III|
|Small family car||Rapid|
|Octavia I||Octavia II||Octavia III|
|Large family car||Superb I||Superb II||Superb III|