SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited launches series production of the new SUV model KUSHAQ
Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited, added: “The production roll out of the first car under the India 2.0 project marks a historic milestone for ŠKODA AUTO and the Volkswagen Group in India. It stands testament to a great collaboration between our teams across the globe and here in India. We have managed to achieve localisation levels up to 95 per cent, which truly puts the engineering and manufacturing expertise of India on the global map. With ŠKODA KUSHAQ, we will be present in one of the fastest growing segments of the automotive industry. We look forward to offering customers an SUV that stands out for its emotive design, unmatched performance, superior build quality, outstanding safety, and numerous Simply Clever solutions, enabling an exemplary value proposition.”
With modern and efficient TSI engines, its striking design, modern infotainment systems, a high level of comfort and safety features as well as the myŠKODA Connect & ŠKODA Play app, the new SUV is optimally primed for the successful launch of the brand’s model campaign on the Indian market.
The technical basis for the new ŠKODA KUSHAQ and future volume models is the locally designed and manufactured MQB-A0-IN platform. ŠKODA has constructed a new MQB- A0-IN production line at the Pune plant, thereby achieving a localisation depth of up to 95 per cent.
ŠKODA AUTO has lead responsibility for the Volkswagen Group’s activities in the Indian market Within the framework of the INDIA 2.0 project, ŠKODA AUTO has lead responsibility in the Volkswagen Group for the MQB A0-IN platform and at the same time for an entire region. In addition to the Indian market, ŠKODA AUTO also oversees the regions of North Africa and Russia, including the CIS states.
Jun 18, 2021 at 04:41