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; 16 years ago (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 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.[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 available products.

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]

Models[edit]

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

Skoda Superb
Skoda Octavia
Škoda Fabia

Assembled locally[edit]

Discontinued models[edit]

Sales and service network[edit]

Škoda Auto India Private Limited currently has 67 dealerships and 74 service centres across cities.

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. ^ 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. 

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