Skoda Auto India, which is fast expanding its dealer network across the country, ahead of the launch of the Kushaq midsized SUV on March 18, today inaugurated its first 3S facility (Sales, Service and Spare parts) in Guwahati, the capital city of the state of Assam. The new facility also marks the Czech carmaker’s entry into the North East region of the country.
Skoda Auto India, under the purview of the ‘India 2.0’ project, plans to double its network penetration, and expand to 50 new cities over the next three years. In February itself, it has opened two new retail outlets – in Bangalore and two new service workshops in Mumbai.
The new dealership facility sports the new corporate identity and design as a part of Skoda’s global redesigning process. The Czech auto manufacturer, under the purview of the ‘INDIA 2.0’ project, will have at least twice as many sales and service touchpoints, as it does today, by 2022.
The new SSB Automobiles 3S facility is spread over 12,000 square feet and can display four cars; the workshop is spread across 6,000 square feet with a capacity to service 1,200 cars annually. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with five bays, latest infrastructure and equipment as per Skoda standards.
Commenting on the inauguration of the new facility, Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India said, “To ensure preparedness for India 2.0 launches, we at Skoda Auto India are continually striving to expand our network reach, across the nation, so that, not only more and more customers can experience our products but also enjoy easy access to our customer centric aftersales solutions. Guwahatiis a key market for us in North East India, and we are confident that our partnership with SSB Automobiles will be pivotal for the brand and will further strengthen our foothold in Assam and North East markets”
Mukesh Singh, Dealer Principal, SSB Automobiles (Apunar) said, “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Skoda Auto India and introduce a new dealership facility in Guwahati, Assam. The modern architecture and streamlined business processes will provide an ideal backdrop for the presentation of Skoda Auto products to our customers. The advancement of the brand makes us more confident and committed to our valued patrons and brand enthusiasts.”