Skoda has managed to sell 809 units of Rapid in November 2018 compared to 600 units of Yaris, both models are available with lots of offers to lure buyers
The Rapid beat Yaris for the second consecutive month as Skoda has managed to sell 809 units compared to 600 units by Toyota even though the difference between both models have come down compared to October 2018 which was over 500 units. But the C-segment is going through a tough time as most models are experiencing downward growth in November.
For the last six months, the Rapid is constantly selling around 850 units but the sedan registered 7 per cent year-on-year negative growth last month, which is low compared to competitors while the month-on-month comparison shows that the Rapid sales have gone down by 33 per cent even though Skoda is offering lots of discounts schemes.
The Yaris sales started off really well as it is expected from a new model but after the honeymoon phase, the sales began to come down as the company priced the model head-on against the established competitors as the Yaris is the only model which comes with a petrol engine only option while others offer diesel also.
The design of Yaris is not appealing like its competitors even though the company has given lots of features and CVT gearbox is offered even from lower variants along with class-leading safety features. But in November the Yaris is the only model in its segment, which posted positive month-on-month growth of 43 per cent.
The Yaris is also available with lots of discounts offers as the company is offering up to 50 per cent discount on Insurance OD premium, Rs. 30,000 exchange bonus or loyalty benefit for existing Toyota Car owners and up to Rs. 42,000 wroth Toyota Genuine Accessories as the company is expecting these offers to improve sales.
Skoda is offering the entry level model of Rapid petrol at Rs. 7.99 lakh and Rs. 9.49 lakh for the diesel at a special price along with a 4-year warranty also while other variants come with benefits of up to Rs. 1 lakh, which include exchange bonus, four-year warranty and buy now with start paying EMI from 2020 January offer also.