Skoda forays into used-car market

Skoda Auto India has introduced a ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ programme with an exclusive range of handpicked vehicles.

According to a press release, these vehicles are meticulously assessed by trained professionals across a set of 160 plus points of inspection, and wherever necessitated, restored to past glory using genuine parts and accessories.

The vehicles bought under the ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ programme will come with a manufacturer-backed warranty that spans over a timeframe of up to 24 months or 1,50,000 km.

The designated programme will also house automobiles that do not don the Skoda badge and can be purchased, nonetheless, with a warranty that spans over a timeframe of up to 12 months or 15,000 km. Moreover, customers can trade in their old cars and get attractive exchange bonuses for the purchase of a new Skoda vehicle.

Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said: “The used car business, in India, has registered multifold growth over the past many years. We have also identified an innate demand among pre-owned car buyers for Skoda Auto products owing to its superior built quality, outstanding reliability, and impeccable craftsmanship. With ‘Certified Pre-Owned’, we venture into the highly lucrative used-car market and open up a new chapter in Skoda Auto’s growth story in India.”