The German-owned Czech carmaker Skoda is doing rather well in the Indian automotive market now. Almost all the new car launches from Skoda Kushaq to Skoda Octavia and Superb are doing rather well. Let’s stick our focus to Skoda Kushaq for now, as the latest compact SUV from the company is going through a small downgrade. The Kushaq’s manufactured 2022 onwards will not support auto folding ORVMs.
Well, this means the models of Skoda Kushaq will have manual override control to open and close the ORVMS. Well, that is a huge bummer as in starting of 2022 Skoda announced an increment of up to Rs. 45,000 on the compact SUV. Considering the significant price hike, and addition of manual ORVMS seems to be a big downer.
Why did Skoda omit the Auto foldable ORVMs?
As per Skoda, the priority reason for taking away the auto foldable ORMS is the chip shortage. Everyone is aware of the fact that almost all the companies in the automotive industry across the world are suffering from limited production because of a semiconductor shortage.
All the modern cars come equipped with a ton of gadgets and gizmos, and semiconductors are a crucial part of working these gadgets. Hence, Skoda decided to omit the Auto ORVMs so that the production volume of the Kushaq is not hampered. The changes are also reflected on the official brochure and site of the Skoda Kushaq.
Apart from the omission of Auto ORMVs and a considerable price hike, the vehicle remains the same.
Skoda Kushaq Overview
The first vehicle from the brand to launch under the India V2.0 project, Skoda Kushaq, successfully revived the brand’s market. The SUV still offers a couple of refined and powerful turbo petrol engines, a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder and a 1.5-litre 4 cylinder motor. Also, Kushaq comes with a plethora of features to keep the occupants entertained, like ventilated seats, a premium sound system, a sunroof and more.
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