Skoda Auto India has announced its plan to expand its dealership network in India to more than 200 touch points by 2025. The announced was made during the digital launch of the three new cars introduced by the company this week - the Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI, Superb Facelift, and the all-new Karoq compact SUV. The plan to expand its dealer network is in line with Skoda Auto Volkswagen India product offensive for India, under which the Czech carmaker plans to achieve an annual sale of 1 lakh cars by the end of 2025.
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Talking about the expansion plan in his presentation, Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India said, "At present, we are represented by via 80 dealership facilities across 65 cities in the country. By the end of 2025, we plan to expand our geographical presence to 150 cities, with over 200 customer touchpoints. We are getting ready. The infrastructure is put in place because we are bullish about India. By 2025, we will be selling 1 lakh cars annually. This will make India among the top 5 markets for Skoda Auto worldwide."
Skoda currently has four models in its line-up - Rapid, Octavia RS 245, Karoq, and Superb facelift. However, Skoda is also planning on introducing new models like the next-gen Octavia sedan and Octavia RS, along with the India-made SUV based on the Vision-IN concept, based on the new MQB-A0 IN platform. All three cars will be launched in India in 2021. And then there is the BS6 compliant Skoda Kodiaq SUV which is also on its way.