As Škoda Auto India continues its reign as the producer of the safest cars in India and of having a fleet full of 5-star-rated cars for both adults and children, its product actions continue through 2023. This time in the form of a widened portfolio for the festive season, attractive festive period pricing, a host of new features in the cars, and an all-new Slavia Matte Edition.
Speaking on the enhanced portfolio, Petr Šolc, Brand Director, Škoda Auto India, said: “Our product offensive is aimed at welcoming more customers into the Škoda family and coincides with the festive spirit in the country. It has always been our endeavour to provide to our customers the safest family cars and ensure high level of customer satisfaction with our products and services. These festive offerings and enhancements in our products deliver on these fronts and offer fantastic value to our customers.”
The Kushaq and the Slavia – get an attractive ₹10.89 lakh base pricing, which will be limited to the festive season. The top-of-the-line Style variants of the Kushaq and Slavia get all-new features like electric seats for the driver and co-driver, which is a segment-first, and an illuminated footwell area. The centre of the dash is dominated by a 25.4 cm infotainment screen with Škoda Play Apps. The system links wirelessly with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Also standard in the Style is a subwoofer in the boot of the Kushaq and Slavia. The Kushaq Monte Carlo will also get the electric seats and footwell illumination.
These features are also provided in the all-new Slavia Matte Edition. This limited-edition sedan adorns the Carbon Steel Paint in a matte finish. The stark matte Carbon Steel is offset with subtle design flourishes like door handles and ORVMs in Deep Glossy Black. Customers of the Slavia Matte Edition can select between the 1.0 and 1.5 TSI turbo petrol engines. The cars also offer a choice between a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed DSG.
The Kushaq — introduced in July 2021 – and the Slavia – introduced in March 2022 – are based on the made-for-India, ready-for-the-world MQB-A0-IN platform and are being exported to other right-hand drive and GCC countries. Moreover, they have both earned a full 5-stars in the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) for adults and children. It is the only made-in-India platform to have achieved dual 5-stars, that too under Global NCAP’s newer and more stringent test protocols. With the full 5-stars under Global NCAP for the Kushaq and Slavia, and the same score under Euro NCAP for the Kodiaq 4×4, Škoda Auto India has a 100% fleet of crash-tested cars rated 5-stars for adults and children.