Thu, 17 Nov 2011 04:16:02 GMT

Skoda drives in Rapid from Rs 6.75 lakh

Czech car-maker Skoda on Wednesday launched its mid-sized sedan Rapid in India priced between Rs 6.75 lakh and Rs 9.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Skoda drives in Rapid from Rs 6.75 lakh

A part of auto conglomerate Volkswagen, the company's wholly-owned subsidiary Skoda AutoIndia expects the Rapid to become its best-selling car in the country, surpassing compact car Fabia's numbers.

"India is a very important market for us. There was a gap between our compact car Fabia and the sedan Laura. To fill that gap, we have launched the Rapid in the C segment," Skoda Auto India Marketing Head Tarun Jha told reporters here.

The car to be available in both petrol and diesel variants will be powered by 1.6 litre engine. It is based on group firm VW's Vento platform.

Talking about sales expectation, Skoda Auto India Associate Director (Sales and aftersales) Ashutosh Dixit said: "We are targetting to sell more than 2,000 cars every month. The C segment is likely to grow at above 5 per cent this year."

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