The Made-In-India Skoda Kushaq To Begin Exporting To Left-Hand Drive Markets

Published On Sep 19, 2022 02:12 PM By Shreyash for Skoda Kushaq

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It will be manufactured at the same Chakan plant that makes the India-spec Kushaq.

  • Skoda-VW India has announced the start of production for its left hand drive Kushaq at Chakan, Pune.
  • The Taigun and Virtus are already being exported to foreign markets.
  • Increased exports continue to strengthen Skoda-VW footing in India.
  • In India, Skoda sells Kushaq in the price range of Rs 11.29 lakh to 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited has announced the production of its LHD Skoda Kushaq, which will be exported to the international market. The Kushaq was the first product under the group’s India 2.0 project, based on the new MQB A0-IN platform with up to 95 percent localisation. The Kushaq has been fairly popular for Skoda and has helped the brand excel in India since launch.

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According to Piyush Arora, MD of Skoda-VW India, export of the LHD Kushaq would not only enhance the company's strategy in India, but will also demonstrate India's manufacturing expertise on a worldwide scale. With Taigun and Virtus already on the export route, the SAVWIPL (Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited) aspires to make India an export hub.

Here’s what the carmaker has to say:

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India commences production of ŠKODA KUSHAQ LHD

Pune, 19 September 2022: ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL), which manages the India region for the five Volkswagen Group brands – ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini – has announced the Start of Production (SoP) of the Left-hand Drive version of the ŠKODA KUSHAQ. This was the first model to be launched in the country under the Group’s INDIA 2.0 project. The ‘Made-in-India’ ŠKODA KUSHAQ LHD will be exported to global markets shortly. 

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Piyush Arora, Managing Director of SAVWIPL, said, “Since its world premiere in India last year, the ŠKODA KUSHAQ has created strong market presence and contributed significantly to the success of the brand and the Group in India. This world-class SUV, which will soon be heading to international markets, will showcase India’s manufacturing excellence on a global stage. With each new model we export, we are inching closer to our aim of making India an export hub for the VW Group globally. With its exceptional design, build quality, and performance, we are confident the KUSHAQ will enjoy phenomenal success in other markets as well.”

Back in February, SAVWIPL began exporting the Volkswagen Taigun, the first in the range of vehicles built on the MQB-A0-IN platform. The Group also celebrated an important milestone in its India journey in March 2022, having produced 15,00,000 units at its manufacturing facilities in Pune and Aurangabad. The Group recorded its highest-ever H1 sales in India, with 52,700 units sold from January to June 2022. Through the first six months of 2022, SAVWIPL’s sales were up by 200% (year-on-year).

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