Skoda announced the ‘India 2.0’ project, releasing the first official details about the VW Group’s future strategy for the Indian market.
The Czech brand has assumed responsibility for the Indian market and will develop a cheaper version of the sub-compact MQB A0 platform, codenamed A0-IN.
The first Skoda based on the MQB A0 IN platform is scheduled for a debut in India in 2020.
All models designed and produced in India in the future will be based on VW’s MQB platform, which already fulfills the stricter 2020 local requirements. Skoda said that preparations for the India-based development and production of the new Skoda and VW models are in full swing.
“We are firmly convinced that – after one and a half years of intensive work – together with Volkswagen we now have a suitable approach to bring the right vehicles into the Indian market at the right time. We will present the first model built on the new MQB-A0-IN platform as early as 2020,” said Skoda Auto CEO, Bernhard Maier, adding, “I am confident that we can make the ‘India 2.0’ project a success.”
Skoda saw its deliveries in India jumping by more than 30 percent compared to the previous year. The company says that its growing sales show how attractive its range is for Indian customers, which gives it an excellent foundation for further growth.