In July of 2018, Volkswagen Accumulation said that it will be advance € 1 billion in the Indian bazaar beneath its ‘India 2.0’ strategy, which will be acclimated to advance Skoda Auto and Volkswagen cars accurately for the country. The German auto accumulation has additionally developed an all-new belvedere for the country, i.e. MQB A0 IN, which is a heavily localised adaptation of the company’s MQB A0 platform.
Under the new India 2.0 project, Volkswagen and Skoda are believed to be alive on a host of new articles for the Indian market, while the two carmakers are additionally in the action of bringing some of their absolute cars to the country.
Here is a account of 7 of those Skoda and Volkswagen cars, which are accepted to be brought to the Indian bazaar anon –
1. New-gen Skoda Octavia
Zac Hollis, Director of Sales, Service & Marketing at Skoda Auto India himself accepted that the globally accessible new-gen adaptation of the Octavia will be brought to the Indian bazaar in February 2021 through the CKD route. However, an exact barrage date and amount is yet to be confirmed.
As compared to the approachable model, the fourth-gen Octavia’s exoteric appearance some attenuate changes to accompany the car’s architectonics in band with Skoda’s latest models, but the all-embracing coupe-like architectonics has been retained. Powering the India-spec new-gen Octavia could be 1.5-litre TSI EVO turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol (190 PS/320 Nm) engines.
The foreign-spec Octavia comes able with appearance like Matrix LED headlamps, a 10.25-inch basic cockpit, a 10-inch chargeless continuing touchscreen infotainment arrangement with congenital eSIM, smartphone connectivity, action ascendancy and an avant-garde voice-controlled agenda assistant, a 4.2-inch head-up display, a 12-speaker Canton complete system, a across-the-board sunroof, a three-zone automated altitude ascendancy and abundant more.
The Kodiaq RS is basically the able and adventurous alternative of the Czech carmaker’s flagship SUV, which was accepted to be brought to the Indian market. Skoda is yet to barrage the BS6-compliant Kodiaq, which was apparent at this year’s Auto Expo with a new 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TSI assemblage that is rated at 190 PS/320 Nm.
However, Zac Hollis additionally bidding his admiration of bringing the Kodiaq RS to the Indian market, which holds the almanac of actuality the fastest seven-seater car about the Nurburgring. The SUV uses a 2.0-litre TDI twin-turbo agent agent that belts out 240 PS of ability and 500 Nm of torque, which helps it dart from dart from 0 – 100 kmph in aloof 6.9 seconds.
The Skoda Rapid has been on auction in the Indian bazaar aback 2011, and has alone been accustomed one facelift in 2017. However, Zac Hollis additionally accepted that a backup for the Rapid is actuality formed upon, and could be launched as anon as abutting year.
The new Rapid will acceptable be based on Skoda’s MQB A0 IN platform, and could draw its administration afflatus from added Skoda cars like the Scala. New appearance like all LED lighting, a fully-digital ‘Virtual Cockpit’ apparatus cluster, ambient lighting forth with a ample touchscreen infotainment arrangement with smartphone connectivity and connected-car tech are accepted to be offered with the sedan.
Skoda accepted its affairs of ablution an absolute mid-size SUV in India aback it displayed the Vision IN abstraction at the 2020 Auto Expo. While the company’s Kamiq mid-size SUV was launched a few months back, the Vision IN will be added affordable and will anon put up adjoin the brand of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks etc.
Under the awning of the production-ready Vision IN would acceptable be a 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine, as able-bodied as a 1.5-litre TSI motor which will be offered on the college trims. The Vision IN will be the aboriginal car to be based on the company’s MQB A0 IN platform, with up to 95 per cent localisation in adjustment to amount it aggressively.
The Taigun will be Volkswagen’s adaptation of the above Skoda Vision IN. Unlike the Skoda SUV, the Taigun was displayed at the Auto Expo 2020 in near-production form, but is accepted to be launched alone in the additional bisected of 2021.
The Taigun will be the aboriginal VW car to be based on the MQB A0 IN architecture, and will be application the aforementioned 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI powertrains as the Skoda Vision IN. Transmission options could accommodate a 6-speed MT, as able-bodied as a 7-speed DSG. The Taigun will go on to become the best affordable Volkswagen SUV in India aloft its arrival.
Volkswagen did retail antecedent ancestors of the Passat in the Indian market, however, the auto couldn’t accomplish as acceptable as the German carmaker had hoped. However, it now attending like the aggregation is in the action of re-introducing its flagship auto in the Indian market.
The Passat is currently in its eighth bearing avatar globally, and will go on to battling the Skoda Superb already brought to India. The 2021 Passat will be able with a host of new appearance including a ample touchscreen infotainment arrangement with smartphone connectivity, SIM based affiliated technology, absolutely agenda apparatus cluster, cruise control, powered advanced seats with anamnesis function, dual-zone automated altitude ascendancy system, articulation control, adaptive lighting as able-bodied as an easy-open trunk.
It will acceptable be offered with the aforementioned 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TSI turbo petrol agent (190 PS/320 Nm) as the accessible BS6 Skodiaq, and will acceptable be launched by the end of this year or in aboriginal 2021.
7. Skoda Kamiq
The Skoda Kamiq is additionally a mid-size SUV, which is currently accessible in the adopted markets aback about a year. While Skoda is yet to affirm its affairs of bringing the Kamiq to India, analysis mule of the SUV was spied on analysis in the country in June this year, hinting that Skoda is apparently belief the achievability of bringing the Kamiq to India.
Talking about the Kamiq, it sits beneath the Karoq in the carmaker’s all-around line-up, which agency that it will be placed amid the bigger Karoq, and the abate Vision IN in India. While the foreign-spec Kamiq is accessible with agent powertrains, is acceptable to be offered with 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engines in India only. The Kamiq will acceptable be priced beneath Rs 20 lakh in the Indian market.