Skoda to spearhead global development of MQB A0 platform

Skoda has lately introduced that it’s going to spearhead the development of the MQB A0 platform-based fashions for the Volkswagen Group. The newest annoucement has been rolled out after the company has efficiently tailored the MQB A0 IN platform which is India-specific spinoff of the MQB A0 platform. For the document, MQB A0 IN has spawned out fashions akin to the brand new Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun.

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“By assuming accountability for the MQB-A0 Global Platform, Skoda Auto is in cost of the worldwide development of a platform for the primary time. We are making use of our development experience, taking up much more accountability inside the Volkswagen Group and on the identical time strengthening Skoda Auto’s headquarters as an necessary European development centre for the Group,” mentioned Thomas Schäfer, Skoda Auto CEO.

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With the newest annoucement, Skoda will likely be answerable for the development of the platform for prime progress potential areas inculuding India, Russia, Africa in addition to the ASEAN international locations and Latin America. This is a direct indication that like India, Skoda will take the entrance seat for the making of region-specfic iteration of the global MQB A0 platform that can make the bottom/entry-level fashions from VW and Skoda in these areas. 

In India, Skoda has been sucessful in implating the India-specific MQB A0 IN platform within the new-gen fashions which has fashioned a base for the group’s India 2.0 plan. “Our development workforce has a deep understanding of the entry-level segments. We are actually bringing this to bear with the development of the MQB-A0 Global Platform. For us, this can be a nice award and on the identical time robust motivation to make the project a hit. Based on this platform, new fashions will likely be created which can be exactly tailor-made to the varied buyer wants within the varied areas,” mentioned Johannes Neft, Skoda Auto board member for technical development. 

After the Skoda Kushaq, and VW Taigun, two extra are fashions are presently within the pipeline which can be set to debut in India by subsequent year. 

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