Buoyed by the success of the Octavia, its initial offering, Skoda Auto India Pvt. Ltd. plans to launch its premium-segment car, the Superb, next summer. The Rp2 million ($41,500) car, set for a May-June 2003 launch, will reach India in semi-knocked-down form, officials say. The auto maker has targeted complete-knock-down assembly to begin by 2005 but may launch as early as the end of next year. That would require the localization of some components, with tires among the first to be ...

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