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AutoSkoda begins new SUV KUSHAQ production

Skoda begins new SUV KUSHAQ production

Published: 7th Jun 2021 6:12 pm

New Delhi: Skoda Auto India on Monday said it has commenced production of its upcoming SUV KUSHAQ, the deliveries of which will commence in July.

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The model, which is the first production car as part of the company’s India 2.0 project, is being rolled out from the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) plant in Chakan, Pune.

The KUSHAQ is specially adapted by Skoda for the Indian market, the company said in a statement.

The model was unveiled in March this year and the company is yet to announce its prices but it is slated to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, which are priced between Rs 9.95 lakh and Rs 17.7 lakh, in the fastest growing mid-sized SUV segment in the domestic market.

“We have managed to achieve localisation levels up to 95 per cent, which puts the engineering and manufacturing expertise of India on the global map. With ŠKODA KUSHAQ, we will be present in one of the fastest growing segments of the automotive industry,” said Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Managing Director Gurpratap Boparai.

It will have options of a six-speed manual gearbox, six-speed automatic and a seven-speed DSG transmission. It will also have hill-hold control and a tyre pressure monitor system, up to six airbags among others.

Skoda Auto India Brand Director Zac Hollis said, “With the start of production of the all new KUSHAQ, we are looking at a new chapter to mark the success story of Skoda Auto in India. The team is gearing up for the launch this month.”

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