Skoda Auto India has introduced the 'Clever Lease' car leasing program in the country. Under this new initiative, people can now lease Skoda cars in eight metropolitan cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The monthly lease rental starts at Rs 22580 for Skoda's model range and it is available for salaried individuals, working professionals, SMEs, corporate entities, and public sector units (PSUs). The company is offering three leasing options in the form of plain, dry, or wet lease with monthly rentals for a tenure of 24, 36, 48, and 60 months.
Skoda Rapid 1.0L TSI as well as the Skoda Superb can be availed on monthly rentals as a part of the 'Clever Lease' program. The company is planning a nationwide expansion of this program from the initial 8 cities in a subsequent phase-wise manner, as part of the 'INDIA 2.0' project. The 'Clever Lease' program covers several benefits and services such as road tax, insurance, breakdown assistance, accidental repairs, end to end maintenance, scheduled tyre and battery changes, and a replacement vehicle. In addition, it requires zero down payment with customized services and subscription based payment models for the added convenience. Skoda has joined hands with ORIX Auto for the 'Clever Lease' program.
Mr. Sandeep Gambhir, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd., said, “ŠKODA AUTO India and ORIX India have been working towards creating innovative propositions for customers to own and drive its best in class ŠKODA AUTO products. The ‘Clever Lease’ is another big leap towards that direction and we are very excited to work with ŠKODA AUTO India in creating solutions that enhance the flexibility and convenience for the customers who aspire to drive these cars. Both teams have worked together to create a wide range of options for the customers to choose from and we are confident that these exciting options will find a way of meeting customers’ expectations and provide them a hassle free experience of owning and driving the best in class ŠKODA AUTO products.”
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director - ŠKODA AUTO India, said: “The automotive industry, the world over, is witnessing a transformation and it is imperative that we evolve too: from a traditional automobile manufacturer to a mobility solution partner. Be it state of the art products or services, as a customer focused organization, we at ŠKODA AUTO India strive to meet the ever changing needs and requirements of our discerning customers. We expect leasing to grow multi fold over the next couple of years and with the tangible benefits of 'Clever Lease', we intend to suitability cater the demand of a generation that weighs convenience over ownership.”