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.
Subsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
FoundedNovember 2001; 17 years ago (November 2001)[1]
Headquarters,
Number of locations
Aurangabad & Chakan
Area served
India
Key people
Gurpratap Boparai (Managing Director)[3]
Zac Hollis (Director – Sales, Service & Marketing)[4]
ProductsAutomobiles
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.

History[edit]

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]

Models[edit]

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.[14]

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.[15]

In 2017, Škoda Auto India Private Limited sold 17,438 units.[15]

Škoda Kodiaq

In 2018, Škoda Auto India Private Limited sold 17,244 units.[16]

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.
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  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. ^ "Skoda India's Three New 2017 Launches Won't Do Anything For 'Make In India'". Bloomberg Quint. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Skoda Kodiaq : Official Review - Team-BHP". Team-BHP.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  14. ^ "ŠKODA India - Dealer Locator panel". dealers.skoda-auto.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Skoda India sales growth at 30% for 2017". www.rushlane.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  16. ^ "ŠKODA delivers 1.25 million vehicles worldwide in 2018". autoportal.com. Retrieved 17 January 2019.

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