Skoda Slavia, Kushaq To Get Smaller Touchscreen In Equipment List Reshuffle

The 10.0-inch touchscreen in higher variants of the Kushaq and Slavia will be replaced by a smaller 8.0-inch unit from June 1.

By Carandbike Team


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25-May-22 01:43 AM IST



  • Slavia, Kushaq to get a smaller 8.0-inch touchscreen on higher variants
  • Equipment update expected to reflect in units from June 1
  • Skoda cites semi-conductor shortage as reason for update
Skoda is set to give the Slavia and Kushaq an update in the coming weeks. The company has revealed that it will be replacing the current touchscreen infotainment system fitted on the higher variants of its India 2.0 range. The 10-inch unit will be replaced by a new 8.0-inch touchscreen with the company citing the ongoing semi-conductor crisis as a factor for the change. The equipment update will come into effect from June 1, 2022. Skoda has said that it has seen unprecedented demand for its India 2.0 vehicles with the decision to use a new touchscreen taken to ensure customers face no undue delays in their vehicle deliveries.

In an official statement, the company said, “In light of the continued semi-conductor shortage, we have made some minor updates to the equipment in our INDIA 2.0 cars w.e.f. 1st June onwards, so that our customers face no undue delays in taking delivery of their ŠKODA. Customers will be appraised of the feature updates by their dealers.”

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The 10-inch touchscreen (pictured) is expected to make way for a smaller 8.0-inch unit.

Skoda did not go into much detail on the new touchscreen so it remains to be seen if the new unit will carry forward all the features previously offered by the 10-inch unit. Additionally, while some reports suggest that the top variants are also expected to miss out on wireless charging, Skoda reaffirmed that it would still be offered.

This isn't the first instance of Skoda having made tweaks to its products over semi-conductor issues with the carmaker having recently introduced two new variants of the Kushaq based on the mid and entry variants that missed out on some features.

Focusing on the Slavia, dealers have suggested that the sedan is expected to see a hike in prices from June thus ending its introductory pricing period. Skoda however has said that the company is still to take a final decision on the matter.

Also read: Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo: All You Need To Know

The Kushaq and Slavia are both key models to Skoda's push for a greater market share in the country under its India 2.0 plan. Based on an India-specific derivative of the India 2.0 platform, the Kushaq marked Skoda's entry into the popular compact SUV space while the Slavia replaced the ageing Rapid as the brand's rival to the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. Both cars have had an impact on Skoda's sales numbers in recent months with the carmaker reporting its highest-ever monthly sales in March 2022 and an almost 5 fold increase in volumes in the first quarter year-on-year.

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