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Old 24th February 2006, 17:52   #1
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Default Skoda runs out of Laura kits

Skoda auto is in a fix, which most importers of SKD kits would want to be in.
They have run out of kits for Laura due to unprecedented demand. Looks like service costs and high price are not a reason enough for people to choose other options. Skoda rules the roost in sub 20lac segment.
However embera is currently being given the discount treatment. 1 lakh off.

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Old 24th February 2006, 19:11   #2
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Wow... that sure is surprising... I mean the Laura is definitely a nice car. But is it really worth that price?

Any idea what the sales figures are like?
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Old 24th February 2006, 19:41   #3
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Hmmm, looks like the March AutocarIndia is released.

Skoda is value if u buy it new since u have warranty (+extended) to support u.Hence, the Laura's demand since u get it only off the shelf.

Octy's resale value is taking a huge dip since the last quarter.
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Octy's resale value is taking a huge dip since the last quarter.
Oh goody. Now they just need to 'rationalize' spares and maintenance costs....I'd love to get one.
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Did they import 100 kits and all are sold out? ,

I have not seen a laura on the road yet! I know it resembles with octy (its another octy), I was looking for a laura badge when ever I see a octy!
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Wow, now thats a surprise to most of us .. but that goes to show that people' ve been waiting for a luxury diesel car for quite sometime ..
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well all said tat laura will not sell that much becoz it was over priced. well laura answered all tat with its sales.

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thats a cool surprise like DRC said neither have i seen a laura on the road.ps.skoda please please get the laura rs in india now thats cooool!!!
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Now they just need to 'rationalize' spares and maintenance costs....I'd love to get one.
Well, thats the reason for the bad resale value
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actually, these days some people in India has ridiculous amount of money in hand hence they are just spending like anything on anything !
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They may not have had many kits in the first place. Also , a la Innova, swift etc, this is just an initial surge.
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They have run out of kits for Laura due to unprecedented demand.
Without actual numbers, this statement means nothing. They could have expected 30 orders, and got 50. That for them is unprecendented demand.

However, the article also states that the Laura has not affected the Accord sales at all.

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Ok here are the numbers...
They had expected to sell about 400 Laura's so far, but the demand is higher than what they expected. Skoda ruled out initial surge as cause of this, because they went in for a soft launch without spending much on promos, yet.

Further the demand is higher for the DSG version than for the manual version...
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nimish, dont you stay close to the Nissan factory as well? I was in Symrna, TN when Nissan first set up shop there in the 80s.
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i was there in 1988-89 no not founding but i was there before the plant was fully functional.
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