Skoda: an electric compact and entry-level variants to come

Skoda an electric compact and entry-level variants to come

Skoda boss Thomas Schäfer has revealed some details about the Czech brand’s future developments: entry-level variants as well as an electric compact are coming.

In an interview with the German magazine Automobilwoche, the new CEO of Skoda , Thomas Schäfer, announced the brand’s desire to develop in emerging countries. He also gave some details on future models to come.

Skoda: a future electric Octavia on the program

As Mladá Boleslav’s firm launches its new Kushaq SUV in India, and is already present in no less than 100 countries, Schäfer clarified that other markets present interesting opportunities for Skoda, such as North Africa. for example, where the supply of electrified models is still to be developed.

The new Skoda boss has also indicated that electric models should represent 60% of its sales by 2030. To do this, new zero-emission Skoda will soon emerge , with at least one model located under the Enyaq iV SUV , as well as a new electric compact the size of the Octavia .

New entry-level models at increasingly attractive prices

The Czech manufacturer is also eyeing the success of Korean and French brands in Europe: to compete with them, Thomas Schäfer is considering the creation of entry-level versions of the brand’s models, at an even more attractive price. Skoda is in fact the brand of the Volkswagen group most able to occupy this segment, still underexploited by the German company.

 

Skoda Kushaq (2021): first photos of the future SUV

Skoda Kushaq (2021) first photos of the future SUV

The Czech manufacturer unveils the first photos of the Skoda Kushaq, its future SUV intended for the Indian market, still hidden with graphic camouflage.

After the Kodiaq , Karoq and Kamiq , Skoda will expand its family of models “starting with K and ending with Q” in 2021 with the arrival of the Kushaq, a mid-size SUV intended for the Indian market. This is part of the important “India 2.0” project, which represents a total investment of one billion euros for the entire Volkswagen group , with the key to thirty models developed to meet the expectations of the Indian market.

After a first teaser unveiled last month , Skoda now presents the first photos of its future Kushaq, still covered with an orange graphic camouflage, which nevertheless hints at its shapes. With its rugged appearance, large wheels and a wheelbase of 2.65 meters, the Skoda Kushaq will have enough space for five passengers as well as a large trunk.

Two petrol engines and many equipment

Based on the Volkswagen group’s MQB-A0-IN platform, the Kushaq has been specifically developed for the needs of the Indian market, where the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq are already sold. It will be powered by two 1.0 and 1.5-liter TSI petrol engines (whose power levels have not yet been announced), associated with six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, or DSG dual-clutch transmissions. seven gears, all in front-wheel drive.

The standard or optional equipment is rich, with among others: LED lights, a touch screen, automatic air conditioning, six airbags, ESC, hill start assistance, rain and light sensors, cruise control, or the tire pressure control system.

The future Skoda Kushaq will have its world premiere in India in March 2021.