- Skoda has achieved a monthly growth of 130% in 2021.
- The company plans to launch six products in 2022, maintaining its growth momentum.
- The company will first launch the facelift Kodiaq in January followed by the Slavia in March.
- Apart from this, the company can also launch the Kushak Monte Carlo variant and the Inyag IV electric SUV.
- Skoda aims to sell 65,000 units of the Kushak and Slavia by 2022.
Skoda has achieved good growth in the Indian market in 2021 with its new compact SUV Kushak . Keeping this momentum intact, the company now plans to introduce six new products in 2022 which includes new cars, variants and updates.
The company’s first car facelift coming to India this year will be the Kodiaq , which will be launched in January. It will be given a new turbo petrol engine. Also, there will be many new feature updates and cosmetic changes in it.
The most important of these will be the Skoda model Slavia sedan car that will replace the Rapid. It will be based on the company’s MQB A0 In platform. It will be bigger and more premium car than Rapid. In this, turbo petrol engines will be given with Kushak. In terms of styling, it looks more modern than the other big sedans in the lineup. The Slavia will start arriving at car dealerships from February, while its test drives will start at the end of February. The company will launch it in March.
Skoda’s cars to be launched in 2022 may also include the Monte Carlo variant of the Kushak. This will be a different variant of this SUV lineup, which will get a red and black design theme on the exterior and interior. The Monte Carlo Edition Kushak will be based on the top variant of the car and will be powered by the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that will be offered in the Kushak styling. Apart from this, many additional features like digital instrument cluster with Slavia can also be given in it.
It is expected that the company can also import its Enyag IV electric SUV and launch it by 2022 . This vehicle can come with 52 kWh and 58 kWh battery pack variants. As per WLTP, these variants could be capable of providing a range of 340 kms and 390 kms respectively. The Enyag IV will be a premium feature-loaded car that will compete with the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge. It is smaller and less luxurious than the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace.
There is no indication about what other products will be coming in 2022, but the company has definitely said that it will update the Octavia and Superb . However, the new Octavia VRS is not covered under this plan. This year, the company may not launch another model based on the MQB A0 IN platform.
The success of Kushak has helped Skoda achieve 130 per cent monthly growth in 2021. Last year, the company has managed to sell 23,858 units of this vehicle as compared to 2020 (10,387 units). With the launch of the Slavia and the rectification of the supply chain, the company expects to touch sales of 70,000 units by 2022, out of which 65,000 units will be from Kushak and Slavia.