Škoda Auto India Private Limited

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Coordinates: 19°52′23″N 75°29′18″E / 19.87306°N 75.48833°E / 19.87306; 75.48833 (ŠkodaAuto Aurangabad / Audi Aurangabad)

Škoda Auto India Pvt Ltd.
Subsidiary
Industry Automotive
Founded November 2001[1]
Headquarters Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India[2]
Number of locations
Aurangabad and Chakan
Area served
India
Key people
Sudhir Rao (Managing Director)[3]
Ashutosh Dixit (Brand Director)[4]
Products Automobiles
Production output
20,019 units (2010)
Revenue Increase 12.5 billion (2010)
29.9 billion
$ 767.21 million
Parent Škoda Auto
Website Škoda-Auto.co.in

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 state-of-the-art 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.[5]

History[edit]

Introduced to the market early in 2002, the Octavia was the first domestically built Škoda to be launched in India.[6] Targeted at the Indian premium segment,[6] its handling, fuel efficiency, and low initial price (compared to other products then available in the Indian market)[6] made the Octavia an instant hit with the Indian car user.[7] Its Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engined version, in particular, delivered a high level of fuel efficiency and (for the Indian market)[citation needed] power and torque, resulting in higher level of driveability when compared to existing products available in the Indian market.

Manufacturing facilities[edit]

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.[8] Production of the Škoda Fabia ended in 2013 due to low sales & high assembly cost.

Models[edit]

Škoda Auto India currently sells the following 4 fundamental models:[9]

Skoda Superb
Skoda Octavia
Škoda Fabia

Manufactured/assembled locally[edit]

  1. Škoda Superb (Launched 2004)[2][10]
  2. Škoda Octavia (Launched 2002)[2][10]
  3. Škoda Rapid (Launched 2011)[2][10]
  4. Škoda Yeti (Launched 2010)[2][10]

Sales and service network[edit]

Škoda Auto India Private Limited currently has 67 dealerships and 74 service centres across cities. The after sales service of Škoda Auto India has immensely improved over the past few years. The service centres now are well equipped and also have well trained staff. The delivery of vehicles, with regards to the after sales service has been up-to the mark. Genuine spare parts are easily available at all the authorized Škoda dealers.

Sales performance[edit]

In 2014, Škoda Auto India Private Limited sold 15,342 units.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Škoda introduces the all New Superb in Diesel & V6 4x4 Petrol versions ~ Inaugurates its 61st facility in India; the largest Concept showroom, Tafe Access in Bangalore" (PDF) (Press release). Škoda Auto India. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Škoda Auto India achieves record sales growth of 28.5% in 2008" (PDF) (Press release). Škoda Auto India. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ http://www.carazoo.com/autonews/0601201206/Skoda-aims-to-sell-25,000-units-of-Rapid-in-India-this-year
  6. ^ a b c "Škoda Octavia". Chennai, India: TheHindu.com. 7 February 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Tale of the Indian Volkswagen - Auto - The Economic Times". Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "FAQ's Škoda Auto". Skoda-auto.co.in. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  9. ^ "Škoda Auto (India) - FAQ's - What are the models offered by ŠkodaAuto India?". ŠkodaAuto India. Skoda-Auto.co.in. 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Škoda Auto (India) - FAQ's". ŠkodaAuto India. Skoda-Auto.co.in. 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Škoda-Auto.co.in Škoda AUTO India official website
  • [3] Škoda Reviews on Škoda India's Facebook Page