Skoda Description :
The Indian arm of the Czech car manufacturer Skoda Auto, Skoda Auto India Private Limited is a division of Volkswagen Group Sales India. Skoda cars first made their debut in India in November 2001 with the aim of employing the latest technology to make Skoda cars, built in accordance with the highest standards and offered at the most competitive prices. The first Skoda car in India was the Skoda Octavia, which clearly targeted India's premium segment and their first attempt fared quite well. It did not only offer superior handling and amazing fuel efficiency, but was also offered at a low initial price as compared to its contemporaries. This first Skoda car in India was an instant hit also because TDI diesel engine version, which delivered a high level of fuel efficiency, along with power and torque.
Skoda cars come along with the roomiest cabins in their class, and also provide luxury, value for money and customer-oriented technology among other things. The company sold 4, 923 Skoda cars in India in June 2012, an increase of 89 per cent against the 2, 610 Skoda cars sold in India in June 2011. And this comes despite the failing market conditions, higher prices of fuel, falling demand, etc. Skoda Auto India Private Limited offers five Skoda cars in India, namely, Skoda Laura, Skoda Fabia, Skoda Rapid, Skoda Superb, and Skoda Rapid. Among the five aforementioned cars, Laura, Fabia, and Rapid are manufactured locally, while the remaining two Skoda cars are imported for sale in the Indian market.
The manufacturing facility of the Czech automobile manufacturer's Indian subsidiary is located on the outskirts of Aurangabad, and has a capacity to produce 40, 000 Skoda cars per annum. However, this plant's facilities are also shared by Audi India for the manufacture of teh Audi A4 and Audi A6. Other than the Aurangabad plant, Volkswagen India Private Limited's plant at Chakan, Maharashtra is also used to manufacture Skoda cars. Talking about Skoda Auto India's sales and service network, it comprises of 106 dealerships across 53 Indian cities. But considering its impressive growth, the decade old Skoda Auto India plans to widen their dealer network and after sales service centers in order to tend better to the demands of their customers.
Skoda History :
Skoda Auto is a Czech automobile manufacturer. In 1991, it became a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group (VAG). In 1991, it became a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group (VAG).?koda Auto is implementing long-term programs to minimize the consequences of its activities on the environment. One of the priorities is to maintain a balance between economic, environmental and social aspects; such balance is a fundamental condition for sustainable development.
The origins of ?koda go back to the early 1890s where, like many long-established car manufacturers, the company started out with the manufacture of bicycles.The first model, Voiturette A, was a success and the company was established both within Austria-Hungary and internationally. By 1905 cars were being produced by the firm. During the First World War ?koda was engaged in war production.