Skoda transforms Rapid metro


By Anshika Ajmera

In order to increase brand awareness, Skoda India has tied up with Gurgaon Rapid Metro and will have Skoda Rapid branded on the entire line.

1It seems like the car manufactures are willing to grab all possible marketing initiatives that they can in order to promote their cars, brand and also increase sales figures. So after hoardings, billboards, kiosks, print, electronic and online, it is time for an innovative marketing initiative- for the first time, the entire train on the Gurgaon Metro line will be branded with the Rapid model line from Skoda Auto India.

The collaboration is for 3-months and Skoda will look to extend it depending on the response from this initiative. This was also a natural fit as the Gurgoan metro line also bears the ‘Rapid’ name which coincides with the model ‘Rapid’ from Skoda. The metro moves around areas like DLF Cyber City and Unitech Corporate Parks, which is also a catchment zone for Skoda’s target audience.

Commenting on this approach, Kamal Basu, marketing director, Skoda Auto India said, “The association was based on our brand philosophy of being ‘Simply Clever’. It was an opportunity for Skoda to take up this property as the metro was named after one of our carline ‘Rapid’. More info