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Škoda Auto India extends warranty and maintenance for customers

Mr. Zac Hollis’ – Brand Director Škoda Auto India, spoke about the company extending its warranty and maintenance services for customers during these critical times. “Our priority at Škoda Auto India is to provide continued support to our customers during such unprecedented times. Hence, we have decided to extend our warranty, Schedule Maintenance Services and SuperCare Maintenance Plans, which were due between April and June, to 31st July, 2021. W...

Škoda Auto sales increase 234% in July

Škoda Auto, the Czech Marque, announced a 234% increase in its July 2021 sales, compared to the same period last year. The company sold 3,080 cars in July 2021, compared to 922 cars sold in July 2020. Sales in June 2021 stood at 734 units, which account for a 320% increase in July 2021 sales over June 2021. As per the company’s strategy, the surge in sales is fuelled by the launch of Kushaq, which will be one of the important growth drivers of the brand going forward. 2021 ...

Jaguar XF makes its 007 debut in 'No Time To Die'

The Jaguar XF will demonstrate its exceptional performance and exhilarating driving dynamics in a thrilling chase sequence in the new James Bond film No Time To Die in cinemas on September 30 2021. Filmed in Matera, Southern Italy, two XF saloons weave through the narrow, twisting city streets, driving across piazzas and down cobbled steps in pursuit of James Bond. The XF's lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension design enable exceptiona...

The brand-new Škoda Slavia: the next model of the INDIA 2.0 product campaign

Following the launch of the Kushaq, Škoda is set to unveil the second stage in its product campaign for the Indian market later this year. The Czech car manufacturer's latest model, the Slavia, completes their range of sedans and offers generous amounts of space, as is typical of the brand. The mid-size premium sedan will be offered with a choice of two powerful and efficient TSI engines, as well as a host of comprehensive safety features which include up to six airbags and nu...

Škoda Slavia makes its debut

The introduction of the Slavia marks the start of Škoda Auto’s next stage in the INDIA 2.0 project. Following the successful launch of the midsize SUV Kushaq, the brand-new sedan is the Czech carmaker’s second India-specific model. The Slavia’s manufacturing process has a localization level of up to 95%.. As the sedan is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform – an MQB variant specially adapted by Škoda Auto for India – it offers...

Škoda Auto India begins production of New Kodiaq

Škoda Auto today announced the start of production for the New Kodiaq at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. First introduced to India and the world in 2017, the Kodiaq's sales success has fuelled newer features, newer looks, powerful yet efficient engines and the same levels of customer satisfaction for what remains the Czech carmaker’s first-ever global SUV. Adding to the ideology of ‘Power should be beautiful’, the Kodiaq&nb...

Škoda Auto India launches All-New Slavia 1.0 TSI

Škoda Auto India has today launched the all-new Slavia 1.0 TSI sedan starting at an incredible INR 10.69 lacs. The Slavia 1.0 TSI will be available in three variants with an option of two transmissions and tops out at ₹ 15.39 lacs for the fully-loaded Style variant with the six-speed torque converter automatic and sunroof option. A six-speed manual gearbox will also be available in the Slavia 1.0 TSI across all variants offering outstanding value and maintain...

Porsche India launches Porsche Approved business

The Porsche Approved programme is now available across India with a comprehensive warranty on pre-owned cars for a minimum of 12 months, including access to the Porsche Assistance 24-hour roadside service after passing a rigorous 111-point inspection. Ensuring peace of mind even after its new car warranty has expired, Porsche India is providing reassurance to new owners of pre-owned vehicles with the Porsche Approved programme, which includes a warranty that covers all the essentials beyon...

Volkswagen India announces ‘Monsoon Campaign’ for its customers

Through this initiative, Volkswagen reiterates its ‘Customer-First’ philosophy that emphasizes on customer safety and hassle-free ownership experience. Across the Volkswagen authorized service workshops, the trained and qualified service professionals will conduct a complimentary 40-point vehicle health check-up, that examines the vehicle for any existing or possible maintenance and repair services to avoid any potential breakdowns and ensure a smooth comfortable drive experience....

Porsche India celebrates 2022 as its best sales year ever, 64% up on 2021

Porsche India enjoyed its best ever sales performance in 2022 with a 64 per cent growth in sales over the previous year, with buyer interest strong across its SUV and sports cars ranges. In total, 779 retail sales were recorded for the year compared with 474 units during the previous year, which was at the time Porsche India’s best result since 2014. Manolito Vujicic, Brand Director, Porsche India said the strong result shows the upward trajectory that started ...

VW set to turn the corner in 2021

Volkswagen recently unveiled the new Tiguan and the brand-new Taigun. Who are these new SUVWs being targeted at, how will they be priced, what are the new changes that VW has brought about in its style of functioning, these were some of the questions that we were seeking answers to. Excerpts from the interview with Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, VW India. TOS: Tell us about VW’s Sarvottam 2.0. AG: The whole thinking is that with the product, the customer is not only buying a p...

Zac Hollis means business

Skoda India’s latest car, the Slavia, is poised to shake up the sedan segment in India. During an interaction with Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, recently, he fielded a volley of questions around the Slavia and spoke about their auto business. Excerpts… On Skoda Auto India launching a sedan: You have to consider why segments fall and rise. Partly because of consumer taste, partly because manufacturers create new segments and launch new cars. You only have to ...

"The proof of the pudding is in the driving": Ashish Gupta

Volkswagen India just introduced the Virtus, one of the most awaited sedans in India today. We caught up with Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen India, and he had some rather interesting things to say about the past, the present and the future of Volkswagen cars. Read on… TOS: What have the reactions to your brand-new sedan, the Virtus, been like so far? AG: Reactions are positive. The car is a brilliant package in every sense. I would like to believe that it is the be...

Zac Hollis Interview

Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India talks to Rachna Tyagi from TURN OF SPEED about their brand new sedan, the Slavia.