Top 5 Upcoming Skoda Cars In India To Launch In 2023

Top 5 Upcoming Skoda Cars In India To Launch In 2023

Skoda is soon expected to expand its portfolio in the country with the launch of 3 to 5 new models in the next 12 months including a new sedan and a new compact SUV

With the automotive market recording the highest ever sales figures in the country, a number of carmakers are currently working on expanding their portfolio with the launch of new cars in various segments. Skoda India is also planning to soon expand its Indian portfolio and is likely to launch as many as five new models in the next 12 months as a part of its India 2.5 plan. Here are all the details you should know about the top 5 upcoming Skoda cars in India to launch in 2023.

Top 5 Upcoming Skoda Cars In India

From what we know so far, Skoda is expected to soon launch the updated Kushaq SUV and the Slavia sedan in the Indian market in addition to the new Skoda Superb, Skoda Enyaq EV and the limited edition iteration of the Skoda Octavia RS iV. The brand is also expected to stop local production of the Octavia and Superb sedans in India. These models will be brought via CKD (completely knocked down) or CBU (completely built unit) route in the country. The total allocation of the Kodiaq for the Indian market might also increase by next year.

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The Czech carmaker currently aims to achieve a total sales milestone of 50,000 units by the end of 2023. It currently has two fully localized models in its Indian portfolio and will aim at achieving its highest-ever sales in India.

Having said this, the brand had earlier confirmed the launch of a new compact SUV under its India 2.5 project and will unveil this new SUV somewhere next year. This new SUV will be based on the heavily localised version of the MQB A0 IN platform and will be made here in India. From what we know so far, this new SUV will be offered with the 1.0L TSI petrol engine and will be offered both with manaul as well as automatic gearbox options.

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Speaking about the launch of this new SUV, Schaefer said – “The cornerstone for this is to have total control of the platform because that’s where all the cost is and that’s when we can make it happen or not. This is why we worked so hard to get control of the platform MQB A0 global.” He continued, “By working together with our other regions like South America, Africa, Russia and India, it will be the scale we need to get out of the platform to make it feasible in the sub-4m segment. It’s on the cards, the team is almost there. We need more localisation, but as usual we will bring this home. The MQB A0 IN platform is ready for this.”

“Besides being a significant player in the domestic market, India can play a strong role with exports in other markets, including Mexico and Africa. We can also use India as a base for South East Asia. There are plenty of opportunities and India needs to play a bigger role. I want India to take its rightful place in the group and we have to make it happen,” he said.

Once launched, this new sub-4m SUV will take on the rivals like the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, and other SUVs in the segment.

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On the other hand, the Skoda Enyaq iV electric crossover was also recently spied in the country and is expected to make its debut somewhere in the first half of 2023. It will be the brand’s first electric car in India and will share its underpinnings and powertrain with the VW ID4 and Audi Q4 e-tron.

The Skoda Enyaq iV 80x spied in India is the top-of-the-line variant and is powered by a 77 kWh battery pack that supports up to 125 kW DC fast charging and is equipped with a dual motor setup. This powertrain churns out a peak power output of 265 hp and helps the SUV do a 0-100 kmph run in just 6.9 seconds. It gets a WLTP-rated range of over 500 km on a single charge. More details will soon be shared by the brand.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.