Czech automaker, Skoda has introduced to launch two new regionally developed merchandise – Kushaq mid-sized SUV and a brand new mid-sized sedan within the Indian market within the subsequent 1 12 months. The Skoda Kushaq shall be launched by mid-2021, whereas the brand new Skoda sedan is reportedly to be launched within the first quarter of 2021.
Curiously, a brand new Skoda sedan has been caught testing in Pune. The sedan is anticipated to be the upcoming mid-sized sedan, which shall be positioned towards the Honda Metropolis, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Codenamed Skoda ANB, the brand new sedan shall be based mostly on the regionally developed Volkswagen Group’s MQB AO IN platform.
The brand new spy photos reveal that the brand new sedan will get a signature Skoda grille, halogen headlamps and fog lamps. The automobile will get a notchback design from the rear, which is impressed by the brand new Octavia. It should have balanced proportions, sharp edges and vibrant design components. It’s anticipated to share the inside options and specs with the brand new Skoda Kushaq mid-sized SUV.
It was speculated that the brand new sedan will exchange the Speedy. The sedan shall be bigger than the Speedy. It’s anticipated that the brand new mannequin might sit alongside the Speedy, which is similar technique adopted by Honda Automobiles India. Honda is promoting the brand new Metropolis alongside the older mannequin.
The brand new Skoda ANB sedan is anticipated to be supplied with two engine choices – a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol. Whereas the previous is sweet for 113bhp and 175Nm of torque, the 1.5L engine produces 147bhp and 250Nm of torque. Each handbook and computerized gearbox choices shall be on provide.
Skoda will quickly launch the brand new Octavia sedan with a brand new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Including to it, the corporate will launch the Kodiaq facelift and the Kushaq mid-sized SUVs later this 12 months. The brand new Skoda Kushaq shall be positioned towards the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks.
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