Skoda Auto India’s 'Certified Pre-Owned' programme will initially be available in nine locations. Skoda vehicles, which see 160-plus stringent checkpoints will come with up to 24 months warranty.
Given the steady growth in demand and sales of used cars, Skoda is set to expand its Certified Pre-owned used-car business in India over the course of 2021. The programme is operational across nine locations and currently available in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Hyderabad, and Goa.
This programme does not just deal in used Skoda cars, but other-brand models as well. However, while other-brand models will have a warranty of up to 12 months/15,000km, the used Skoda cars will get a warranty of up to 24 months/150,000km. Customers can also purchase a one-year roadside assistance cover.
Speaking about the programme, Zac Hollis, director, Sales, Service and Marketing, Skoda Auto India, “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 Skoda products owing to its superior build 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.”
The carmaker says cars in this programme will undergo a comprehensive 160-plus-point inspection prior to being listed for sale. Buyers can browse their model of choice on the certified pre-owned website.
Skoda has also said the website will allow for a ‘digitalised used car buying experience’, including live consultation with sales consultants, technicians and car evaluators, and virtual product demonstrations. Buyers will also be provided with a full-service history and mileage certification of the car selected.