Volkswagen in the steps of increased volume for Skoda
The Chakan plant of Volkswagn is to have tight schedule for Skoda drive, as the steps are on for increasing the volume of Fabia and the sedan, for the Indian market. There will be flexibility for the production in the Chakan unit and the one in Aurangabad, said the company’s Senior GM. The Fabia hatchback is designed from the Chakan plant and the company expects to sell over 10000 units by next year and plans are to clear the deck for the backlog of Laura and Superb ranges.
The new power of Chakan unit will do a lot for the Skoda Auto, as it has eased the pressure on the Aurangabad plant so that the waiting period from 6-8 weeks will see the decline. At present the pending orders for Superb is 400. The second fiscal of 2008-09 and the first fiscal of 2009-10 were a tough trough but the last three months gained momentum with an increase in the sale of 34% in August, 58% in September and 98% in October(compared to the same period last year).
The launch of Yeti is on and is expected to roll down next year while the evaluation spree is on for Octavia, which is doing well in India. The bridal collection of Skoda Superb, designed by Manish Malhotra was recently launched in the presence of its dealer Mahavir Auto Diagnostics. The event was made in a tie-up with the fashion designer on the occasion of Lakme Fashion Week.