Tag Archives: Unveils

Skoda Unveils Sedan Rapid

Are you fond of cars? If yes, then you have a new model in the Indian car market, from Czech carmaker Skoda, to freak on.

Skoda on Wednesday launched its new mid-sized Sedan Rapid in India. The newest car model has been priced averagely between Rs. 6.75 lakh and Rs. 9.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Skoda Auto AS is the Czech unit of car maker Volkswagen AG. Thus, the pricing strategy of the new Sedan Rapid aims to successfully live the toughest and the direct competition that the model will have with other good selling car models in the Indian market including Maruti Suzuki India’s Swift DZire, Hyundai Motor Corp.’s Verna and Volkswagen’s Vento.

Skoda Auto India has high hopes that the new model Rapid will efficiently survive the competition in the Indian market and will soon become the best-selling car in the country.

“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 Mr. Tarun Jha said in his statement while highlighting details about the company’s newest model.

Rapid is available in both petrol and diesel variants. Also, the model has been powered with 1.6 litre engine with its base of group firm VW’s Vento platform.

While discussing about the company’s expectations from the sales of the new sedan Rapid, Skoda Auto India Associate Director (sales and after sales) Mr. Ashutosh Dixit said that the company has set a target to sell 2,000+ cars every month and they have crossed their fingers to grow the sale of the C segment cars by approximately 5% this year.

Mahindra Unveils XUV500 at Rs 10.8 lakh

Good news for car enthusiasts in India is coming straight from the horse’s mouth. The Indian car manufacturing prodigy, Mahindra and Mahindra has rolled out its first international edition of Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

The latest launch, dubbed XUV500, was launched at a sparkling ceremony in Pune, which is reportedly home to the company’s latest sensation.

As per company officials, two editions (W8 and W6) of the SUV will be offered in both four-wheel and two-wheel drive.

According to latest information, the Mahindra W8 has been pegged around Rs 11.95 lakh, ex-showroom price in Delhi. On the other hand, the Mahindra W6 will cost Rs 10.8 lakh, ex-showroom price in Delhi.

However, the said prices are applicable only for the two-wheel drive version of Mahindra W8/W6.

The XUV500 is accessible in both four-wheel (4×4) and two-wheel (4×2) drive edition, with an ultra-advance gearbox and 6-speed manual.

The powerful wagon is fueled by 2.2-litre, “Common-Rail Diesel Engine” (CDE) and the chunk is similar to the one available on Mahindra’s benchmark ‘Scorpio mHawk’.

In addition, the company claims efficient fuel efficiency, certified by ARAI, of 15.1 km/l, which will certainly mark the second best fuel-efficient product developed under Mahindra’s glittering passenger SUV inventory, just next to ‘Mahindra Bolero’.