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 a 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, India. 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 200% year-on-year.


Further Information

Sarmad Kadiri
Group Communications, SAVWIPL
sarmad.kadiri@skoda-vw.co.in
+91 7028121346
Anand Mahesh
Mavcomm Consulting
anand@mavcommgroup.com
+91 9870716285

  ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited:

  •  Headquartered in Pune, ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) is the new company that represents the passenger vehicle brands of Volkswagen Group in India
  • SAVWIPL was formed following the merger of Volkswagen India Private Limited (VWIPL), ŠKODA AUTO India Private Limited (SAIPL), and Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited (NSC).
  • The combined entity oversees the Indian operations of five brands – ŠKODA AUTO, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini.
  • SAVWIPL operates two manufacturing facilities – at Chakan, Pune and Shendra, Aurangabad
  • SAVWIPL is committed to India and will continue to serve Indian customers with an array of desirable, high-quality automobiles that reflect the needs of the Indian customer and their aspirations
  • SAVWIPL’s division, ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab India is one of the 4 agile business innovation hubs for ŠKODA AUTO globally joining those based in Prague, Tel Aviv and Beijing. The division functions as a start-up collaborator in the IT industry, allowing SAVWIPL to sustainably strengthen its expertise in both innovation and digital development.

Read and know more about SAVWIPL at https://skoda-vw.co.in/

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