Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd December 2009, 18:51   #1
BHPian
 
kraft.wagen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LA <---> Coimbatore
Posts: 943
Thanked: 254 Times
Default Skoda Auto sales up 183% in November

Quote:
"The launch of the all-new Skoda Superb and the new Laura in the Indian markets have been the main drivers behind SkodaAuto India's record increase in sales. The all-new Superb, in particular, continues to outperform expectations," Skoda Auto India Board Member (Sales and Marketing) Thomas Kuehl said.
"We are considering a price hike between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 on all cars in the coming month. This rise is being considered due to various inflationary pressures and increase in raw material costs," Kuehl said.
Skoda India is a subsidiary of Skoda Auto (Volkswagen Group), a leading car manufacturer in Europe.
The company has a network of 62 dealerships across the country and has sold over 79,440 units since November 2001.
Source : MSN


Inspite of continued poor A.S.S, Skoda is able to prove good sales.(I do love the vRS)
kraft.wagen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2009, 22:04   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
.anshuman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Good-Gaon
Posts: 7,708
Thanked: 8,928 Times
Default

They might have poor after sales support but they sell Awesome cars(Except Fabia). Plus Skoda has good brand value in india and is considered a luxury brand by most.

The newly facelifted Laura and new Superb are proving to be quite popular with the buyers in the segment. Now that Cruze is not selling in good numbers and Sonata Transform is barely moving off the shelves the diesel segment pie is all taken by Laura

Last edited by .anshuman : 3rd December 2009 at 22:07.
.anshuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2009, 23:08   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Ravveendrra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,391
Thanked: 404 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by .anshuman View Post
....Plus Skoda has good brand value in india and is considered a luxury brand by most.

The newly facelifted Laura and new Superb are proving to be quite popular with the buyers in the segment. .....
Well actually right now Skoda is perceived as a VFM or affordable luxury brand and not a Premium brand. Most buyers buy the Skodas for the fact that they give great space, specs and equipment for their price.

Cheers,
Ravveendrra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 01:55   #4
BHPian
 
KRf1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NCR / BLR
Posts: 339
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Skoda's diesel option in the luxury segment might also be a driver of its sales .
KRf1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 02:09   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
stanjohn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TN 75
Posts: 1,063
Thanked: 392 Times
Thumbs up

Now I'm happy . Way to go Skoda !!!
stanjohn123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 02:12   #6
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 311
Thanked: 66 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stanjohn123 View Post
Now I'm happy . Way to go Skoda !!!
Here is my +1
Akki_5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 06:58   #7
BHPian
 
holysmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 227
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

The new superb has taken the D segment by storm. It is clearly far superior to the under-equipped accord, which is its only real competitor. It has more features, more backseat legroom, quicker engine etc. The camry is too overpriced and the teana has no market recall.
holysmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 08:53   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
n.devdath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,959
Thanked: 1,711 Times
Default

Way to go Skoda, my all time fav auto brand. Finally, its on the way to where it should have been.
n.devdath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 09:14   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
prince_pervez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redwood shores, CA, USA
Posts: 4,205
Thanked: 30 Times
Default

Their A.S.Service may be bad but their cars are lookers.
prince_pervez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 09:40   #10
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Banagalore
Posts: 122
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Skoda is banking less on India and more on China where they have touched 1 lakh in sales this year till October 2 months ahead of their target.
In india till date they are yet to cross this figure, Much catching up to do.
Yeti if priced right will be the one to watch.
Fabiaous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 10:25   #11
BHPian
 
MadRash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Madras
Posts: 241
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by .anshuman View Post
They might have poor after sales support but they sell Awesome cars(Except Fabia).
Any specific reason?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravveendrra View Post
Well actually right now Skoda is perceived as a VFM or affordable luxury brand and not a Premium brand. Most buyers buy the Skodas for the fact that they give great space, specs and equipment for their price.

Cheers,
It is a premium brand in India. May be considered VFM by those who can afford BMWs and Benzs.
MadRash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 10:48   #12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,201
Thanked: 2,089 Times
Default

I respect Skoda for what they have done in the D segment, broken the monopoly and slapped the Jap in the face. Similar to what BMW did in the luxury segment.
A lot of the previous segment leaders had and still do take the Indian market for granted, you need company's to take bold steps of breaking the market to give customers what they pay for.
And the end of the day, it all pays off. A good product will see you through in the race, be laid back and think your badge is more value than additional features, space or power...take a hike ! Glad to see the Indian market getting bolder and mature !
Sahil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 11:31   #13
ACM
Distinguished - BHPian
 
ACM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,152
Thanked: 2,450 Times
Default

This is good news, but it presumably is due to the Laura and Superb, they also need to get the Fabia moving and if that requires a price correction then so be it.

numbers matter.
ACM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 12:46   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
McLaren Rulez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mysore
Posts: 2,375
Thanked: 474 Times
Default

Good for Skoda. I'm happy to see them succeed in our market.
McLaren Rulez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2009, 13:35   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aurangabad (maharashtra)
Posts: 78
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

well done Skoda....
inspite of some hiccups Skoda gives in service and spares, its good.
but Skoda should thanks Indians, for the same.
Skoda should realy work on their *** dept..
what say ??
ganesh_evo75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tata Nano-November Sales=506. Analysing the root cause and devising the solutions. sidindica The Indian Car Scene 395 7th August 2013 01:19
November 2010 - Indian car sales figures GTO The Indian Car Scene 156 3rd January 2011 17:53
Maruti reports 27% dip in November sales DDGuy The Indian Car Scene 27 3rd December 2008 15:52
10 World's Fastest Cars--polled in November 2006 and due this november VJ_MAVRICK The International Automotive Scene 0 27th August 2007 11:47


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:05.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks