New Car Buying Platform
Estimated Price : ₹ 8 Lakh - ₹ 12 Lakh
Expected Launch : December 2024
Mileage: Upto 18 kmpl
Engine: 1.0L Turbocharged Petrol Engine
BHP: Upto 110 bhp
Read our news and blogs to choose better
Skoda Auto is a Czech automobile manufacturer which was established in 1925 as a successor to Laurin & Klement (a Czech automobile company). Its headquarter is located in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. In 1948, Skoda Works became state-owned and gradually privatized to the German Volkswagen Group after 1991. During the course of time, it became a partial subsidiary in 1994 and then a completely owned subsidiary in 2000. The Indian subsidiary of the Czech brand was founded in 2001. Their manufacturing facility is situated in Aurangabad, Maharashtra and the research facility in Pune, Maharashtra. Read Also: Interesting Facts About Skoda Cars Learn more about Skoda Auto India's journey from its first car model to the future car lineup: Skoda Entry into India with Octavia Skoda Auto was introduced into the Indian market in early 2002. The brand kicked off its entry in India with the Octavia model which was ahead of its time as it offered supreme build quality, unique exterior design, premium interior, space for its occupants, a humongous boot to carry a whole lot of luggage, great engine and performance. All these factors contributed to its instant success for the company. Under the hood, the car was equipped with a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine that was capable of generating 147 bhp of power output and 210 Nm of peak torque. During that time, only a few cars offered advanced features but in the case of Skoda Octavia it came equipped with equipment like ABS, ORVMs, dual-front airbags, power windows, and more. All in all, the performance, handling, and lower initial price made the Octavia win the hearts of Indian customers. Current Model Lineup At present, Skoda is offering three sedans and two SUVs for the Indian car market. These five models include Skoda Kushaq, Skoda Slavia, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb and Skoda Kodiaq. Prices for the Skoda cars fall in the range of Rs 11.29 lakh to Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom). While Kushaq is the cheapest model with a price range of Rs 11.59 lakh to Rs 19.69 lakh (ex-showroom), the Kodiaq is the most expensive within the brand's portfolio that ranges between Rs 37.49 lakh to Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom). According to the sales report of February 2023, the Skoda Kushaq was the best-selling model from the brand. 1783 units of this subcompact SUV were sold during the period. Skoda Slavia came in second as the sedan was able to sell 1274 units in the month of February 2023. Upcoming Skoda Cars Skoda Auto is likely to expand its product portfolio in India. Apart from the existing five cars, the automaker has a lineup of new car models to be launched in the country. It includes the names of Skoda Octavia RS iV, Skoda Enyaq iV, Skoda Fabia Facelift, and Skoda Slavia RS. The Czech brand will be bringing these models between 2023 to 2024 to the Indian automobile market. Stay tuned for more updates! Read Also: Upcoming Skoda EVs You Should Be Excited For
Upcoming Skoda EVs You Should Be Excited For Under the ambitious India 2.0 program, Czech automaker, Skoda cars has localised, a modular global platform to develop products specific to the Indian market. This concerted push is helping Skoda regain gain a foothold in the highly-competitive Indian automobile market. Building on the success of the record sales numbers of 37,568 units in 2022, Skoda Auto plans to launch its first EV in India. Skoda Enyaq iV: All Electric SUV The Enyaq electric crossover will be the first of the upcoming Skoda EV cars in India. Initially, the electric vehicle will be imported as CBU (Completely Build Unit) with a ‘made in India’ model expected to arrive at a later stage as part of the VW Group’s MOU with Mahindra & Mahindra. The EV approach was outlined at a global event in Prague by Klaus Zellmer, the newly appointed global CEO of Skoda Auto. He said, “The way forward for ŠKODA in India will be a balance between ICE and EVs. In the immediate future, our portfolio will be ICE oriented but we have already brought in some ŠKODA Enyaq’s to India, which are being tested across the country.” The upcoming Skoda Enyaq iV is an electric crossover based on the VW Group’s MEB-born electric platform that underpins VW ID4, Audi Q4 e-Tron. Expected to be a 5-seater SUV, Enyaq iV will measure 4,648 mm in length and 1,877 mm in width and will be 1,616 mm tall. These dimensions make the electric crossover slightly smaller than the Skoda Kodiaq selling in the Indian market. More on the model spotted testing on the Indian roads; it would appear to be the Enyaq iV Lounge trim. Expect features like 19-inch Proteus alloy wheels, ambient lighting, a digital instrument cluster, 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The upcoming EV interior would sport a leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium upholstery, and contrasting yellow stitching on the seats. Skoda Enyaq iV: Powertrain Worldwide, the Skoda Enyaq iV boasts two battery options- 55 kWh and 82 kWh. The former delivers a 390 km drive on a full charge, while the latter gives 510 km of driving. Depending on the market, Skoda Enyaq comes in 5 versions- three RWD (rear-wheel drive) and two 4WD (four-wheel drive). The Skoda upcoming Electric car will compete against rivals like KIA EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 ev in the Indian market. Read Also: Skoda Enyaq iV Electric SUV Spied in India
Skoda Cars has just launched the Elegance Edition for its Kushaq and Slavia models in an all-black theme. Positioned above the top-end Style trims, the new edition of both models is priced at Rs 18.31 lakh and Rs 17.52 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Have a look at the features offered on a new edition of the Kushaq SUV and Slavia sedan: Skoda Kushaq, Slavia Elegance Edition: Exterior Details The new edition of the Skoda Kushaq and Slavia features a Deep Black exterior paint. Other features include a chrome surround front grille, the ‘Elegance’ badge on the B-pillar, and body side moulding in chrome touch. Moreover, the Kushaq features 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels while the Slavia gets new 16-inch alloy wheels in the new edition. Skoda Kushaq, Slavia Elegance Edition: Interior Details The Skoda Slavia and Kushaq Elegance Edition get puddle lamps, seat belt cushions, rear seat cushions, an 'Elegance' badge on the steering wheel, textile mats and aluminium pedals as new feature additions. Besides, the Slavia also gets scuff plates with 'Slavia' inscription whereas the Kushaq SUV gets chrome body side moulding. Skoda Kushaq, Slavia Elegance Edition: Powertrain Details The Kushaq and Slavia new edition is offered with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit. This can produce a maximum power of 148 bhp with 250 Nm of torque. As for the transmission options, the engine is paired with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Skoda Kushaq, Slavia Elegance Edition: Prices For the Kusahq Elegance Edition, Skoda has set the pricing at Rs 18.31 lakh which can go up to Rs 19.31 lakh (ex-showroom). While the Slavia new edition is priced between Rs 17.52 lakh to Rs 18.92 lakh (ex-showroom). Read Also: Audi India Announces Price Hike Across Model Range
Skoda cars is set to officially reveal the next-gen Superb on November 2, with the brand sharing new sketches of the sedan ahead of its global debut. Interestingly, the new Skoda Superb will be launched in global markets by early 2024, while the company is planning to reintroduce the current-gen model in India soon. Next-Gen Skoda Superb: Fresh Design The new sketches reveal a few elements of the next-gen Skoda Superb design. It gets new, thinner L-shaped LED DRLs, headlights and a wider grille. The rear end features redesigned C-shaped LED taillights and an integrated spoiler. The new Superb’s design is in line with Skoda’s Modern Solid design philosophy, which will also be seen on the upcoming Kodiaq SUV. Next-Gen Skoda Superb: More Practical Interior Skoda has given the next-gen Superb a brand-new interior with better quality sustainable materials and upholstery. The dashboard is dominated by the 13-inch infotainment system and digital instrument cluster while the seats get massage and ventilated functions. However, the party piece of the new Superb interior is the three rotary dials with integrated screens in the centre console. The brand says that the two outer dials control the seat heating while the centre knob controls multiple functions like music volume, fan speed, driving modes, air conditioning, and zoom in and out of satellite navigation. Next-Gen Skoda Superb: Powertrain Options Globally, the Superb will be offered with three petrol, two diesel, and a plug-in hybrid powertrain options. A DSG automatic gearbox will be standard across all models. However, the brand is yet to release the official specifications of the powertrains. Next-Gen Skoda Superb: Launch in India Skoda is first going to relaunch the current-gen Superb in India, as the brand had confirmed earlier this year. The sedan was discontinued in April 2023 as it did not meet the new BS6 Phase-II emission norms. The automaker may sell both models of the Superb at the same time, something that other brands have done in India. The next-gen model will be coming to India as a CBU (completely built unit) and in limited numbers, meaning it will be more expensive than the current model and could be positioned above it in the market. Also Read: The Future of Skoda Cars in India: What's Next?
The price of the upcoming Skoda Fabia Facelift is expected to be in the range of Rs 8 to Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
The estimated launch date of the upcoming Skoda Fabia Facelift is set around December 2022.
The Skoda Fabia hatchback will be based on the brand’s MQB A0 IN platform when it will be introduced in the country. The Skoda Fabia Facelift hatchback is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI engine producing 110bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque.
The upcoming Skoda Fabia Facelift will compete against the likes of the Skoda Fabia, Hyundai i20 and i20 N Line, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza in its segment.