Skoda Kushaq was launched in the mid of 2021 and so is the case with the Volkswagen Taigun but now both the car-makers removed an appealing feature from their vehicle which happens to be the Electrically foldable ORVM.
As we all know there’s a chip shortage from which almost all tech companies are suffering and so are automobiles. Starting with the delay in the sales of the vehicles and now to remove the extra features from an ongoing vehicle’s sale.
On the Point
Skoda and Volkswagen have removed the electrically foldable ORVMs feature from the product lineup of Kushaq and Taigun. This was done to keep overall production going as the vehicles nowadays are equipped with many technologies which require a high demand for silicon, so in order to stop this consumption, some features need to be removed.
The news was also confirmed by Skoda’s India Director, Zac Hollis who also said the same as to keep the production continue there’s a need to limit these chips.
Moreover, both car-makers have removed this feature from the official spec sheet of their particular vehicles.
Another Point of view
This omission can also be viewed as a different option for cost-cutting as the prices are likely to remain the same even after the removal of a feature. Moreover, the prices of these mid-size SUVs have also been raised by Rs. 45,000/- from the very starting of this year 2022.
This thing can also make the customers think twice before buying these two SUVs as they were already not a value-for-money option and they can’t be even.
About Skoda Kushaq
As of now, Kushaq is available only in petrol variants like the recently launched Skoda Octavia. Kushaq is powered by a 1.5L TSI and a 1.0L TSI engine. The 1.5L TSI unit produces a maximum power of around 141.51bhp@5000-60000rpm with a maximum torque of 250Nm@1500-3500rpm. While the 1.0L TSI unit produces a maximum power of 113.98bhp@5000-5500rpm with a torque of 178nm@1750-4500rpm. Both the engines feature an injection technique of a Turbocharged stratified injection system.
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About Volkswagen Taigun
Taigun is available in two trims one is the Dynamic line (1.0L TSI), the other one is the Performance line (1.5L TSI EVO). The 1.0L TSI engine is available in 6-speed manual and automatic transmission while the 1.5L TSI engine is available in 6-speed manual or 7 speed DSG transmissions. The claimed fuel efficiency in 1.0L TSI is 18.10kmpl (Manual) and 16.44kmpl (Automatic) while in the 1.5L TSI unit it is 18.47kmpl (Manual) and 17.88kmpl (7 Speed DSG).
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Well, Chip shortage is really an attention-grabbing issue but side-by-side it cannot be ignored that the prices of these two vehicles haven’t been reduced, or even if the reduction is there then, it is kinda negligible. So this can also be a new way of cost-cutting ultimately to make profit from the same prices offered.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from Volkswagen and Skoda’s official websites.