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Skoda to cease production of Octavia and Superb from February 2023 in India

This decision is in accordance with the company's emission goals for the upcoming Phase 2 of BS6 regulations

Skoda Auto, parented by the Volkswagen group will no longer produce its D-segment sedans from February onwards. This includes the Superb and the Octavia. Sources indicate that both of these models will go out of production in February and will not be sold after the end of March. That definitely sends sad shockwaves to the fans since both the saloons were quite the beloved models.


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From April 1, 2023, the government will enforce phase 2 of the the current BS6 emission norms which requires carmakers to achieve their emission targets in Real World conditions. It seems that the current powertrain on both of these vehicles, namely EA888 evo3 DQ381-7F will not be able to satisfy the required regulations. This requires the brand to introduce the new EA888 evo4 DQ381-7A powertrain, which comes with All-Wheel-Drive. This powertrain is considered not feasible for the Superb and Octavia and will be implemented on their SUVs only.

With both of these entry-level luxury sedans getting the axe, the market competition will basically vanish. The Toyota Camry Hybrid now stands the only saloon in India. This also means that from March, Skoda will only sell 3 models in the country, which are the Kushaq, Slavia and Kodiaq.

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Abhishek S.

Loves long drives, sunsets and skylines (pun intended ;)). Will miss a date but not an F1 race!

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