Having consolidated operations in India in the last couple of years, Czech car maker, Skoda Auto is pursuing volumes from 2017.
The company plans to invest Rs 100 crore in revamping the dealership network with new identity and introduce series of service initiatives to bring in transparency. The company is likely to end 2016 with 15,000 units in 2016 posting a flattish numbers, but with 4 new products planned for 2017, Skoda is eying 30% growth in volumes to over 20,000 units in 2017. According to people in the know, Skoda will be launching the face lifted Rapid, which has been significantly engineered locally, followed by premium SUV Kodiaq in the Toyota Fortuner category. The company is also likely to bring in a variant of Octavia in the coming 12-18 months. The company will launch the industry first 4 year warranty of the car service.