Skoda India finally got something new to say. Apart from the facelifts and the new platform called MQB, there wasn’t anything interesting to see at the Skoda’s platform of India. Now, some exciting news is on the verge of hitting the floor. As reported, the maker is planning to roll out its used car business soon in the country. Some pilot projects are on the list, said an official from Skoda.
Under the pretext of parent group Volkswagen, Das WeltAuto internationally sells the cars of in pre-owned section. In India, the carmaker is still deciding to finalize a project.
Apparently, the Skoda India must have got kicked by the rising demand of cars from pre-owned section to begin its own venture. Specifically, this Czech based carmaker sold 15,500 vehicles in 2014 but aims for the 17,000 to 17,500 vehicles in 2015. Referring to it, the official of Skoda India said numbers isn’t too high for the brand to achieve this year, approximately closer to 10% growth. It’s the carmaker who doesn’t wish to rejig the portfolio to come out of the situation. Instead, the officials stated, carmaker holds products of every cadre in the country starting from Skoda Rapid at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) shooting up to Rs 22-23 lakh, where three sedans and a SUV falls in the lineup. Skoda Rapid constitutes 60-70 per cent of the Skoda cars sold in India.