Skoda Auto India has recorded a new milestone in the company’s history — the production of the 100,000th Skoda Rapid sedan at the Volkswagen Group production facility in Chakan, Pune. The celebratory flash red vehicle sports the Monte Carlo badge that pays homage to Skoda Auto Motorsport Heritage and Rallye Monte Carlo.
The marquee was previously used in the 1930s for the Rapid (Type 901) and in the 1980s for the rear engine Rapid Coupe. In November 2011, the company resurrected the Rapid nameplate for the subcontinent. The compact sedan was developed exclusively for the local market by Skoda Auto India. The model marked Skoda Auto's foray into the popular C segment.
The new Skoda Rapid, introduced in late 2016, which is also the company's best seller in the Indian market. Commenting on the milestone, Zac Hollis, director – Sales, Service and Marketing, Skoda Auto India said: "The Rapid continues to offer a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors, leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity features. The production milestone is a testament to its strong equity among discerning customers in a dynamically evolving automotive market like India. With this accomplishment, we commit a stronger product portfolio and enhanced ownership experience - ascertaining, peace of mind comes standard with a Skoda."
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