Skoda India has a manufacturing facility located on the outskirts of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Before this, in January 2020, production for Skoda stood at 515 units, seeing a drop of 67% from the same month from the previous year. At the plant in Aurangabad, Skoda India assembles four models that include the Rapid, Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq. At the 2020 Auto Expo, Skoda showcased its updates range of models and its upcoming new vehicles for the India market. While Skoda did start the bookings for its performance sedan, the Octavia vRS245 in March 2020, it sold out most of its allocated units in record time. As Skoda had not manufactured any vehicles in March and the month of April 2020 is also expected to be under lockdown nationwide. Skoda is said to be gearing up to launch the new Karoq in India to rival the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson . Additionally, Skoda at the Auto Expo showcased the Superb Facelift and the Rapid BS6 with the new 1.0-litre TSI engine. These models would be the BS6 updates that Skoda will offer, but the launch timelines of these two sedans have also not been confirmed. The only BS6 compliant model on offer from Skoda’s current stable is the Kodiaq SUV which his priced at Rs 32.9 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
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