You are here: Home » Automobile » News
Business Standard

Skoda Auto forays into used car biz under 'Certified Pre-Owned' programme

Skoda Auto India on Wednesday announced its foray into the used car market with the launch of its 'Certified Pre-Owned' programme

Skoda Auto | used cars

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Skoda auto logo
Skoda auto logo (Photo:

India on Wednesday announced its foray into the used car market with the launch of its 'Certified Pre-Owned' programme.

vehicles bought under the 'Certified Pre-Owned' programme will come with a manufacturer-backed warranty that spans over a time frame of up to 24 months or 1,50,000 kilometres, whichever is earlier, the company said in a statement.

"The designated programme will also house automobiles that do not don the koda badge and can be purchased, nonetheless, with a warranty that spans over a time frame of up to 12 months or 15,000 kilometres," it added.

Through the programme, customers can also trade in their old car of any manufacturer and be rewarded with attractive exchange bonuses on purchase of a new Skoda vehicle, the company said.

"The used car business, in India, has registered multi-fold growth over the past many years. We have also identified an innate demand among pre-owned car buyers for products owing to its superior built quality, outstanding reliability, and impeccable craftsmanship," Skoda Auto India Brand Director Zac Hollis said.

With 'Certified Pre-Owned', the company is venturing into the highly lucrative used car market and opening up a new chapter in Skoda Auto's growth story in India, he added.

The pre-owned car programme will initially be available in Mumbai, Delhi (NCR), Coimbatore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Hyderabad, and Goa, before a nationwide rollout in the subsequent phase, over a timeframe of the next 12 months, as part of the 'INDIA 2.0' project, the company said.

Hollis said through the initiative, Skoda Auto India aims to offer "a one stop shop to buy, sell, or exchange certified multi brand pre-owned vehicles to prospective buyers seeking cost effective personal mobility solution, more so in these unprecedented times.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, October 07 2020. 16:29 IST