Škoda Auto India

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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.
FoundedNovember 2001; 18 years ago (November 2001)[1]
Number of locations
Aurangabad & Chakan
Area served
Key people
Gurpratap Boparai (managing director)[3]
Zac Hollis (director – sales, service & marketing)[4]
Production output
20,019 units (2010)
RevenueIncrease 12.5 billion (2010)
29.9 billion
$ 767.21 million
ParentŠkoda Auto
WebsiteŠkoda India

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 m2. The company has a network of 131 outlets across the country.

On 7 October 2019, Volkswagen Group India announced the merger of its three Indian subsidiaries including ŠKODA Auto India Pvt Ltd into a new entity named Škoda Auto Volkswagen India with headquarters at Pune.


Introduced to the market early in 2002, the Octavia was the first domestically built Škoda to be launched in India.[5] Targeted at the Indian premium segment,[5] its handling, fuel efficiency, and low initial price (compared to other products then available in the Indian market)[5] made the Octavia an instant hit with the Indian car user.[6] 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 available products.

On 7 October 2019, Volkswagen Group India announced the merger of their three Indian subsidiaries – Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (VWIPL), Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd (NSC) and Škoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (SAIPL) – into a single entity named Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd with headquarters at Pune. Gurpratap Boparai was appointed as the first Managing Director of Škoda Auto Volkswagen India.[7]

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 and high assembly cost.[9]


Škoda Auto India currently sells the following fundamental models:[10]

Škoda Superb
Škoda Octavia

Assembled locally[edit]


Discontinued models[edit]

Sales and service network[edit]

Škoda Auto India Private Limited currently has 64 showrooms and 61 service centres across cities.[12]

Sales performance[edit]

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

Škoda Rapid

In 2016, Škoda Auto India Private Limited sold 13,414 units.[13]

In 2017, Škoda Auto India Private Limited sold 17,438 units.[13]

Škoda Kodiaq

In 2018, Škoda Auto India Private Limited sold 17,244 units.[14]

See also[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. ^ a b c "Škoda Octavia". Chennai, India: TheHindu.com. 7 February 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Tale of the Indian Volkswagen – Auto – The Economic Times". Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  7. ^ Mishra, Lalatendu (7 October 2019). "Three Volkswagen Group units merge to form Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  8. ^ "FAQ's Škoda Auto". Skoda-auto.co.in. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  9. ^ http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-dealerships/170595-booked-skoda-paid-full-showroom-shut-down-now-what.html
  10. ^ "Škoda Auto (India) – FAQ's – What are the models offered by ŠkodaAuto India?". ŠkodaAuto India. Skoda-Auto.co.in. 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  11. ^ a b c d "Škoda Auto (India) – FAQ's". ŠkodaAuto India. Skoda-Auto.co.in. 2011.
  12. ^ "ŠKODA India – Dealer Locator panel". dealers.skoda-auto.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Skoda India sales growth at 30% for 2017". www.rushlane.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  14. ^ "ŠKODA delivers 1.25 million vehicles worldwide in 2018". autoportal.com. Retrieved 17 January 2019.

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