Sells 44,500 cars between January – October 2022; YTD growth of 141%
› Customer deliveries 29% higher over last year with 4,173 units retailed in October
› ŠKODA dispatched 11% more cars to dealers than in October last year
› ŠKODA KUSHAQ earns a full 5-stars in adult and child occupancy in Global NCAP tests
› All new Anniversary Edition of the KUSHAQ launched to celebrate the multiple peaks
Mumbai, 1 November, 2022 – The very month that the ŠKODA KUSHAQ receives a full 5-star rating in crash safety, ŠKODA AUTO India also registered sales of 4,173 customer deliveries and 3,389 wholesales. This is a jump of 29% and 11% respectively, over the 3,226 retails and 3,065 wholesales in October 2021.
This is further to 2022 already becoming the ‘Biggest Year’ for ŠKODA in terms of sales in India. The cars sold in October further add to the company’s continued momentum of growth and climbing new peaks in 2022.
Petr Šolc, Brand Director, ŠKODA AUTO India, “The full 5-stars in adult and child occupancy under the newer and stricter Global NCAP crash test protocols is an extremely important and proud landmark for us. The KUSHAQ has set new benchmarks for safety, and is the safest car made-in-India. This is positively impacting our sales, as we are continuing our upward and stable momentum. The new KUSHAQ Anniversary Edition is just our way of celebrating these multiple landmarks with our customers, fans, and partners. We are very confident to close this year on an even larger high, and more than double our annual sales compared to 2021.”
KUSHAQ Anniversary Edition
With 2022 already turning out to be the Biggest Year for ŠKODA AUTO India, and the SUV completing a year in the market, the company has introduced a new KUSHAQ Anniversary Edition. This version of the KUSHAQ includes a 25.4 cm Infotainment System with ŠKODA Play Apps. The System is hooked up to a ŠKODA Sound System with 6 High Performance Speakers and a Subwoofer. The Anniversary Edition also lets you connect your smartphone via Wireless Smartlink for Apple Carplay and Android Auto. In addition, there are a whole horde of exterior and interior Anniversary Edition insignia and a selection of external and internal accessories.
Global NCAP results
In evaluating the KUSHAQ’s safety rating, the latest Global NCAP crash test results were done under the newer, more stringent test protocols of Global NCAP. While the KUSHAQ did get a full 5-stars for adult occupants, it is the first among cars manufactured in India to get a full 5-stars for child occupants too. And is also the first car to be tested under the new Global NCAP standards. The highly localised made-in-India and developed-for-India MQB-A0-IN platform played a key role in the KUSHAQ’s crash performance, along with an array of active and passive standard safety features.
India now represents ŠKODA AUTO’s third largest market globally after Germany and the Czech Republic, ŠKODA’s domestic market.
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› aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with an attractive line-up in the entry-level segments and additional e-models.
› is emerging as the leading European brand in India, Russia and North Africa.
› currently offers its customers 11 passenger-car series: the SLAVIA, FABIA, RAPID, SCALA, OCTAVIA and SUPERB as well as the KAMIQ, KAROQ, KODIAQ, ENYAQ iV and KUSHAQ.
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› independently manufactures and develops not only vehicles but also components such as engines and transmissions in association with the Group.
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ŠKODA AUTO INDIA
› fascinating customers in India since 2001.
› offers 5 models in India – SLAVIA, SUPERB, OCTAVIA, KUSHAQ and KODIAQ.
› present in more than 123 cities across the country with over 205 customer touchpoints
› recorded a triple digit growth of 130% with 23,858 units sold in 2021
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