Skoda’s worldwide sales have increased by 15% to around 875,000 cars in 2011 whereas the Indian sales are up by 50% to 30,005 cars in 2011, a very successful year in the company’s history.
Under its ‘2018 Growth Strategy’ SKODA aims to increase its global sales to at least 1.5 million per year and growth markets like India, China and Russia will play an important role.
“Skoda is on track for growth worldwide. In our view, the largest potential is mainly in growth markets such as India, Russia and China. Our plans are definitely fovussed on the Indina market says SKODA CEO Prof. Dr. Wilfried Vahland. “”We are putting out gas foot down in India and are set to keep on raising our sales here” he added.
In 2011, SKODA’s market share grew to 1.31% and SKODA is counting on the newly launched Rapid to take advantage of this growth trend in the Indian market.
SKODA had on display two special editions of the Fabia, the Monte Carlo and the RS 2000.
Fabia RS 2000
Inspired by the rally car the Fabia Super 2000, SKODA designers have created the RS 2000. A very wide car, the Fabia RS 2000 has enough room for 4 occupants. The low slung windows all around definitely set the RS 2000 apart from claustrophobic rear of other such performance cars.
Fabia Monte Carlo
Inspired by the Fabia S2000 success in the IRC (International Rally Championship) and SKODA’s 11 years of motorsport history, the Fabia Monte Carlo is stunning, to say the least. It is powered by the 1.2 TSI engine.