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Skoda, VW deal with AC complaints in Kushaq, Slavia, Taigun | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Following points with gasoline pumps on the Kushaq, Slavia and Taigun, Skoda and Volkswagen have now seemingly run into issues with the air con models on the identical vehicles.

As pre-monsoon temperatures soar, a number of Skoda and Volkswagen clients are complaining of weak AC programs and really low cooling, a few of whom have even shared their plight on on-line boards and social media platforms.

The complaints about ineffective local weather management programs by some Kushaq, Slavia and Taigun house owners have snowballed on-line to the extent that Skoda and Volkswagen have each responded.

“We’re conscious of this concern from some clients and our engineers are wanting into how we will enhance the efficiency of the AC,” Zac Hollis, director, Gross sales and Advertising and marketing, Skoda India, mentioned in a reply to a Twitter consumer. “I’ll replace right here when now we have information. Within the meantime, the service centres are outfitted with recommendation on the best way to maximise the efficiency of the AC.”

In response to a different Twitter consumer involved in regards to the Taigun’s air-con, Volkswagen India’s official deal with tweeted, “We’re conscious that a number of clients may need confronted AC cooling issues, particularly within the areas the place the temperatures are hovering excessive. There are possibilities that it takes extra time to deliver cabin temperature as per the occupant’s requirement. Please be assured that our technical groups are working to analyse additional the enhancements in AC efficiency in particular working situations. Within the meantime, kindly go to your nearest dealership and they’ll help you additional.”

In our Honda Metropolis and Skoda Slavia comparability, we additionally identified that the Honda Metropolis’s air-conditioner was simpler and cooled the cabin a lot faster than the Slavia’s. Not solely does the Slavia’s unit take longer to chill the cabin, however its blower can also be fairly noisy. In comparison with Japanese and Korean rivals, Skoda’s and Volkswagen’s local weather management models don’t appear fairly as effort-free, and in full-auto setting, we observed that the fan works at max pace for much longer than it does in rival manufacturers.

Apparently, the Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT that is at the moment with us additionally had the same challenge and wasn’t actually cooling the cabin as successfully because it as soon as did. Nonetheless, upon sending the automotive to the Skoda service centre, it was found that AC filter was clogged with mud.

We reached out to each Skoda and Volkswagen for clarification and a deeper understanding of the difficulty and we’ll replace this text as quickly as we get a response. Watch this area.

Additionally learn:

Skoda Kushaq street check

Skoda Slavia street check

Volkswagen Taigun first drive

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