November 21, 2011. at 11:00pm - November 21
||Hotel Marriott Ahmedabad.
much awaited Skoda Rapid C segment
sedan has finally hit the Ahmedabad Roads. The
splendid launch took place at a grand function
in Marriott. Specially designed for Indian market
Rapid comes in both petrol as well as the diesel
variants. The car comes with strong and sturdy
exteriors at the same time have luxurious and
"We intend to strengthen our presence
in the highly competitive C segment in the
country with this launch," said Thomas
Kuehl, board member and director, sales and
marketing, SK0ODA Auto India.
According to Kuehl, the company expected
the car to become a key brand to drive sales.
"Our plans for the Rapid in India are
fairly ambitious, given that we expect it
to become the bestselling car in our model
line-up in India, in the near future,"
Kuehl said the car completes
the company's current portfolio. "It
fills the gap between Skoda Fabia and the
current Laura," Kuehl said. The car will
be produced at the company's Chakan plant
in Pune and will be available in Ahmedabad
at its dealership, Torque Automotive.
"The Rapid is
positioned as a family car, compact enough
for the city and spacious enough for longer
trips," Kuehl said. Skoda currently has
90 dealerships across India and this figure
is expected to be 100 by the year end.