Skoda India introduces the Rapid '5X5 Experience' package

Friday 20 September 2013, 11:48 AM by

What seems to be a deliberate move taken by Skoda, the company has launched a customer servicing based initiative called as Rapid 5X5 Experience. In this package meant for the customers of entry-level sedan Rapid, special privileges will be given. Customers availing the services of this package will not have to worry about the rising interest rates and maintenance costs. The company is pinning hopes on this new scheme to provide potential customers with a more personalised and enhanced ownership experience.

Skoda India introduces the Rapid
Skoda India introduces the Rapid '5X5 Experience' package

The Rapid 5X5 Experience comprises a full extended warranty package that will be valid for 5 years and even second hand car owners can subscribe to it. The package is also aimed to lower the interest rates for privileged members, who can take up loans for 5 years at just 7.99 per cent. Also to mention, the preventive maintenance schedule shall also cover the cost incurred on regular servicing for the first five years. Apart from this, the 5 years road side assistance service will also be provided for the second hand owners of Rapid. The limited period will be valid till September 2013 on all the variants of Skoda Rapid across all the entire dealership network of the company in India.

Not long ago, the Czech car maker introduced the Rapid Leisure Edition. This special edition vehicle had a few updates given in aesthetics besides some additional feature enhancements. Rapid Leisure Edition sedan comes in petrol and diesel variants having different specifications altogether. The petrol variant of the car is provided with the same 1.6-litre engine that gave away a 103 bhp of peak output and 153 Nm of torque. In case of diesel version, the car gets a 1.6-litre oil burner that produces 103 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. The petrol version of Rapid Leisure Edition are available in automatic and manual transmission options whereas the diesel is only available in 5-speed manual gearbox.

Since the festive season is fast approaching, a number of companies will be seeing coming up with similar offers and initiatives so as to boost sales. As the sales graph of firms generally sees a rise during this time, each car maker seems to bank upon this month in order to generate good revenues. The initiative taken by Skoda is one of a kind in a car market like India and it is expected that other companies would follow in the footsteps of Skoda. Industry experts believe that this will help car makers to achieve greater customer satisfaction and also create a sense of brand loyalty.

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