Skoda Auto India on Monday stated it has launched Monte Carlo version of its mid-sized SUV Kushaq, priced between INR 15.99 lakh and INR 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The Kushaq Monte Carlo six-speed handbook trim with one litre petrol engine is priced at INR 15.99 lakh whereas the one-litre automated variant is tagged at INR 17.69 lakh.
Equally, the Monte Carlo version handbook trim with 1.5 litre engine is priced at INR 17.89 lakh whereas the vary topping seven-speed automated trim is tagged at INR 19.49 lakh.
In an interplay with PTI, Skoda Auto India Model Director Zac Hollis stated the Kushaq Monte Carlo version celebrates firm’s rally and motorsport pedigree and the success of its India 2.0 technique.
“The Monte Carlo version is about fashion, its area of interest, it represents Skoda’s prolific rally heritage. It has fashion and sportiness with distinctive set of wheels, seats and black interiors,” he famous.
The Monte Carlo is a automotive that appeals to the guts, to 1 keen to go the additional mile for the distinctive, refined and sporty aesthetics, Hollis stated.
“The Monte Carlo highlights a discrete sense of fashion. It’s homage to the truth that you’re driving a reputation soaked in pedigree and legacy of rally sport, offering an exhilarating expertise,” he added
On gross sales entrance, the corporate expects the Monte Carlo vary to contribute round 10 per cent of its volumes going forward, Hollis stated. Skoda is at the moment promoting round 2,500-3,000 models of the mid-sized SUV monthly within the home market.
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“The brand new vary comes on the again of large success already for India 2.0 merchandise. In March, we had the largest ever month in phrases if gross sales after which we adopted it up with strong gross sales in April. So, we’re on the observe to nearly treble our volumes within the nation by finish of this 12 months,” he famous.
The Kushaq Monte Carlo is available in ‘twister crimson’ and ‘sweet white’ colors.
Furthermore, the 1.0 TSI of the Kushaq Monte Carlo is normal with start-stop recuperation that improves gas effectivity.
Hollis famous that its lately launched mannequin Slavia was doing effectively with gross sales of round 2,500-3,000 models monthly.
“We managed to be primary within the mid-sized sedan section in simply the second month of the launch. Equally, Kushaq is quantity three within the mid-sized SUV section. So, each of the vehicles are doing effectively for the the corporate,” he added.
Skoda Auto is chargeable for urgent forward with the India 2.0 mission on behalf of Volkswagen Group since June 2018.
The corporate lately launched the Slavia sedan, its second product below India 2.0 mission based mostly on made-for-India MQB A0 IN platform.