Skoda posted its highest ever month-to-month gross sales tally in March 2022 as 5,608 models had been offered in opposition to 1,159 models with a development of 383.6 per cent
Skoda’s India division recorded its highest ever month-to-month gross sales tally within the month of March 2022 as 5,608 models had been offered in opposition to 1,159 unit gross sales throughout the identical interval in 2021 with a YoY quantity improve of 383.8 per cent (4,923 models in 2012 beforehand). As well as, the Czech Republican auto main garnered a quarterly whole of 13,120 models in Q1 2022 (January to March 2022 interval) with a five-fold YoY development.
This was the very best ever gross sales recorded by the model in a single quarter. The surge in quantity numbers will be attributed to the nice reception for the Kushaq midsize SUV and the lately launched Slavia midsize sedan. Skoda took cost of the India 2.0 undertaking years in the past with an funding of a couple of billion euros between 2019 and 2021 regionally.
The funding spawned the MQB A0 IN platform with greater than 90 per cent native content material because the Skoda Kushaq grew to become the primary product to come back out of the revival technique for the VW Group. The Kushaq was launched in June 2021 and it rapidly emerged because the best-selling for the corporate. It was adopted by its sibling, the Volkswagen Taigun, in September 2021.
In direction of the top of February 2022, Skoda launched the 1.0-litre model of the Slavia primarily based on the identical technique and it was adopted by the larger 1.5-litre variant in early March 2022. Each the Skodas are underpinned by the India-specific MQB A0 IN structure and so they have a number of commonalities together with the powertrain and gearbox choices.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine develops 110 PS most energy and 175 Nm of peak torque whereas the 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol kicks out 150 PS and 250 Nm. The engines are paired with a six-speed guide transmission as normal whereas a six-speed torque converter AT and a seven-speed DCT come optionally available.
The Slavia has given rise to Volkswagen Virtus and it’ll go on sale in India by the third week of Could 2022. A few of the key options frequent to those fashions are a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, in-car related tech, absolutely digital instrument console, automated local weather management system, leather-based upholstery, six airbags, ESC, TPMS, and many others.