In July 2018, Skoda Auto, on behalf of the Volkswagen Group, announced an investment of EUR 1 billion or upwards of Rs 8,000 crore in the Indian market under the India 2.0 Project banner and 2021 is when it starts bearing fruit in the real sense with the arrival of the Skoda Kushaq. Showcased just before and at the 2020 Auto Expo in February last year as the Vision IN concept, the production-ready version of the SUV was unveiled this March and its world premiere gave us a closer look at its design, interiors, features and space as well as details on the engine and transmission options customers will get to choose from.
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The dawn of e-bicycles
More and more manufacturers are launching e-bicycles in India. They come with hub motors and single or dual batteries and the bicycles do not need any registrations making it feasible for a wide variety of usages. Rahul Ghosh tries out two rather unique offerings
We spent more than a year with the Hyundai Kona Electric in our fleet to gain a firsthand experience of living with an EV and Dhruv Saxena recounts his experience of using one as his daily driver
The Voltaic Life
Pratik Rakshit spends time with an electric scooter to understand the pros and cons of living with one
Electric vehicle charging explained
Dipayan Dutta explains the various nuances that you should know about electric vehicle charging from types of chargers to understanding the battery capacity of your electric car and the types of chargers it can work with
We head out onto Delhi-NCR’s streets in the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo to take a moment to appreciate and share some of the best street art that dots its metropolitan landscape
Here’s Dhruv Saxena’s account of what it was like to drive from the northernmost point to the southern tip of the European landmass in an electric car in pursuit of an ambitious world record
Blast from the past
In this electric vehicle special issue, it would be treason if we did not pay homage to the very first mass produced electric car in India - the Maini Reva. Rahul Ghosh tells you all about the little devil
The realm of electric vehicles
Electric vehicles are no longer a distant dream. They are getting affordable and starting to make sense. Rahul Ghosh lists out the things to know while purchasing an electric vehicle
Volkswagen is all set to reinvent itself here in India with not just a slew of modern SUVs, but also a barrage of measures to up the ante as far as sales and service is concerned
5 Electric Vehicle Myths Busted!
As with every new technology, its adoption surrounds a plethora of doubts and criticisms that need to be clarified before the tech is widely accepted. Here are some of the myths around electric vehicles that we attempt at debunking
Differential taxation is a stumbling block in making India an export hub
SKODA AUTO’S NEW mid-size SUV, Kushaq, made an international debut in India on March 18. Kushaq means king in Sanskrit. Volkswagen AG, Skoda’s parent company, is the world’s second-largest carmaker, but anything but a king in India. The group’s market share is below 2 per cent, despite selling cars in India for two decades. To recharge Indian operations, Volkswagen unveiled the India 2.0 project in 2018, with plans to bring in a brand-new product portfolio built on the localised MQBA0-IN platform. The group hopes to sell one lakh cars a year by 2025 in India and Kushaq is the first product under this project.
The Q2 is a perfect example of the saying that size doesn’t always matter
Skoda’s smallest SUV yet is a big leap forward for the company. We get to drive the prototype, that will come to market in a few months
KING OF THE SUV HILL
Or at least that’s what the new Skoda Kushaq wants to be. Does it have the wherewithal to do so?
We get our first taste of the mid-size SUV from the Skoda-VW stable. Does it stay true to the ethos of the brand?
Skoda Octavia SE L Hatch
A new model is cause for both excitement and trepidation, finds Charlie Flindt. Would the Octavia remain endearingly practical or veer towards fripperies and pretention?
SKODA OCTAVIA RS 245
Still the best bang-for-your-buck fast car in India?
Skoda Octavia RS 245
We seize the rare opportunity to go flat-out on an airstrip, that too in the fastest vRS ever!
Does the Karoq hope to recreate the magic of a certain older Skoda?
First MEB-based SKODA ENYAQ iV electric SUV launched globally
Skoda Auto has globally launched the all-new Enyaq iV electric SUV.