Sunday, 6 November 2011

Skoda India to start exporting Rapid sedan

Skoda India has revealed that its upcoming Skoda Rapid sedan which is ready for its launch on 16 November 2011 is not only manufactured for the Indian market.

A senior person from Czech Automaker Skoda India has said that the opportunities to export the current is under consideration and the markets are currently explored as to decide on which all markets needs to be catered to by Skoda India.

"We have not decided anything about the exports yet as the car is meant for the domestic market. However, we may export the Rapid to some neighbouring countries later," Skoda Auto India Marketing Head Tarun Jha said without sharing details.

Talking about sales, Jha said: "It may become the best-selling car for us in India. It may be a game changer for us." He said the company's current best-selling car is Fabia. It sells about 1,200-1,500 Fabia units every month. Skoda Auto India Board Member (Sales and Marketing) Thomas Kuehl said: "We will compete against the Honda for the petrol variant of Rapid, while it will be Hyundai for the diesel variant."

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