Recently, Skoda announced that its cars would get costlier by up to 3-4 per cent in the coming months. The recent revision of customs duty on completely knocked down (CKD) kits and related components in the Union Budget 2018 has prompted the Czech car manufacturer to raise prices across its range by up to Rs 35,000.
However, the Czech carmaker says the price hike will be done in a phased manner starting with a 1 per cent hike from March 1, 2018. This will be the second price hike from Skoda in the last three months, with the first one being in January when it raised prices by 2-3 per cent.
Current prices of Skoda cars in India (ex-showroom New Delhi):
Skoda Rapid: Rs 8.32 lakh - Rs 13.77 lakh
Skoda Octavia: Rs 15.87 lakh - Rs 25.12 lakh
Skoda Superb: Rs 25.09 lakh - Rs 32.41 lakh
Skoda Kodiaq: Rs 34.49 lakh
Is this the best time to buy a Skoda car?
Yes, of course. If you’ve been planning to buy one of Skoda’s cars, then it’s better to go for it now before the prices go up. The carmaker has also rolled out a new offer for existing Skoda owners - a loyalty bonus of up to Rs 50,000. If, by any chance, you are not able to buy the Skoda of your choice by March 1, 2018, we’d suggest you to make the purchase before prices go up again.