ডkoda posted its highest monthly sales in March 2022, with sales of 5,608 units compared to 1,159 units, an increase of 383.6 percent.
The Squadron India division recorded its highest monthly sales in March 2022 as 5,608 units were sold against 1,159 units sold in the same period of 2021, an increase of 383.8 per cent YoY volume (previously 4,923 units in 2012). Also, the Czech Republic Auto Major achieved a quarterly total of 13,120 units in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March 2022 period) with a five-fold increase.
This was the highest sales recorded by the brand in a single quarter. The increase in volume can be attributed to the good reception for the Kushak Midsize SUV and the recently launched Slavia Midsize sedan. Skoda took over the India 2.0 project a few years ago with an investment of over one billion euros locally between 2019 and 2021.
The investment has created the MQB A0 IN platform with more than 90 percent local content as the ডkoda Kushak has become the first product to emerge from the VW Group’s revitalization strategy. The Kushaq was launched in June 2021 and emerged as a fast seller for the company. It was followed by his sibling, Volkswagen Taigun, in September 2021.
In late February 2022, Skoda launched the 1.0-liter version of Slavia based on the same strategy, and it followed the larger 1.5-liter version in early March 2022. Both are underpinned by Skodai India-specific MQB A0. There are several commonalities in architecture and their powertrain and gearbox options.
The 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine produces 110 PS of maximum power and 175 Nm of peak torque while the 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol produces 150 PS and 250 Nm of power. The engines are paired with a six-speed manual transmission as standard while a six-speed torque converter AT and a seven-speed DCT are optional.
Slavia has given birth to Volkswagen Virtus and it will go on sale in India by the third week of May 2022. Some of the common features of these models are a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connection, in-car integrated technology, full digital instrument console, automatic climate control system, leather upholstery, six airbags, ESC, TSC. Etc.