Skoda Auto has some huge plans for the Indian market. The Czech automaker has lined-up 4 new fashions for this 12 months together with an intention to broaden its gross sales community and obtain high-level of localization. The corporate has already confirmed that the fourth-generation Octavia sedan and all-new Kushaq mid-size SUV will hit showrooms in June 2021. Whereas the Skoda Kodiaq facelift will arrive close to round October, the brand new mid-size sedan (Slavia) will see a launch in direction of the top of this 12 months.
Primarily based on the VW Group’s MQB EVO platform, the 2021 Skoda Octavia is barely larger than the present era. The sedan has witnessed noticeable adjustments inside and outside. Underneath the hood, it homes a 2.0L TSI turbo petrol motor that may be had with both a 6-speed handbook or a 7-speed DSG computerized gearbox. Costs of the brand new Octavia are estimated to begin from Rs 18 lakh and go as much as Rs 24 lakh (ex-showroom).
The second huge launch from the Czech carmaker would be the Skoda Kushaq that shall be positioned towards the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The SUV will include the 115bhp, 1.0L TSI petrol and 148bhp, 1.5L TSI petrol engines and three gearbox choices – 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT and 7-speed DSG computerized. Whereas the handbook transmission shall be normal throughout the mannequin lineup, the 6-speed AT and 7-speed DSG models shall be solely provided with 1.0L and 1.5L turbo petrol variants respectively. It’s more likely to value between Rs 9 lakh – Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
The 2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift has obtained important beauty and have upgrades together with the extra highly effective engines. The SUV mannequin lineup shall be provided in three trims – Energetic, Ambition and Type. Whereas essentially the most highly effective 2.0L TSI petrol engine shall be reserved for the vRS variant, the remainder fashions shall be obtainable with the 1.5L petrol, 2.0L petrol and a pair of.0L diesel engine choices. The AWD (all-wheel drive) system shall be obtainable on choose trims. In India, it would include the 190bhp, 2.0L turbo petrol motor. The SUV’s value is more likely to begin from Rs 33.00 lakh (ex-showroom).
Skoda’s new mid-size sedan (codenamed ANB) is at present in its testing part. Its production-ready model is reported to be named ‘Skoda Slavia’. Engines are more likely to be sourced from the upcoming Kushaq SUV that may include the 1.0L TSI turbo petrol and 1.5L turbo petrol motors. Each handbook and computerized transmissions shall be on provide. Moreover powertrains, the platform and some design parts and options shall be shared with the Kushaq. Costs of the Salvia sedan are more likely to fall within the vary of Rs 9.50 lakh – Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).