Skoda dealerships will now officially retrofit Kushaq Ambition and Style with auto-fold ORVMs
Earlier this year, Skoda silently removed the auto-fold feature of the ORVMs of its Kushaq mid Ambition and, then top-end, Style variants citing global chip shortage. But, Skoda Auto India director Zac Hollis has now confirmed that the mirrors will be retrofitted at Skoda dealerships for all those who want them.
Back in January, after Skoda deleted the feature, owners were charged close to Rs. 20,000/- extra by dealerships for retrofitting them unofficially.
Later, as a face-saver, Skoda offered a discount of Rs. 15,000/- to make up for the feature deletion.
Despite the measure, customers still faced a lot of hassles as the lack of auto-fold feature out of the factory was a big downer. In fact, the car was no cheap by any means with on-road prices going up to Rs. 20 lakhs for select variants.
Now, after close to 5 months, Skoda will retrofit auto-fold ORVMs at dealerships for all those who need them. But, as of date, the total cost of the product and labour hasn’t been disclosed but it’s expected to be in the ballpark of Rs. 15,000/-, the amount Skoda discounted.
The circular regarding this move is expected to hit the dealerships soon and customers can wait a little bit before getting in touch with their respective dealerships.
This development came to limelight after the recently launched Kushaq Monte Carlo Edition, which is now the top-end model, came with factory-fitted auto-fold ORVMs.
The official installation is likely to be done only on the Ambition and Style variants and not on the base Active variant. The base variant owners can do the job unofficially like how it was done prior to the official announcement.
Skoda Kushaq is one of the interesting propositions in the C and D segment SUV space as it features powerful TSI motors offering maximum fund behind the wheels.
It currently competes with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, and Tata Harrier to name a few.