The Indian auto market will be the first one to receive the updated version of these sedans.
The VW Group, which consists of Skoda, Volkswagen and Audi, is intending to localize the MQB A0 platform in India. The next generation of the group’s existing cars in our market is expected to be underpinned by this platform.
The first product from VW group in India to be supported by this platform is likely to be a compact SUV which will compete against the Hyundai Creta. After the launch of the SUV, VW Group has an intention to update the sedans including Volkswagen Polo, Vento, Ameo and Skoda Rapid, all of which will be underpinned by MWB A0 platform.
The MPQ A0 platform is going to underpin all the new automobiles of VW Group
The similar structure will enable VW Group to raise the localization of its products in India. While the existing models of the aforementioned cars experience just over 70% localization, the new-gen models are expected to enjoy 90% of their parts produced in India consisting of the brand-new made-in-India engines. However, the gearbox has to be imported from overseas.
The facelifted models of these vehicles will not come to India soon. The first car, the compact SUV rivalling the Hyundai Creta, will be introduced to the Indian auto market in 2020. Soon after that comes the arrival of the Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid, perhaps by 2021. The new-gen Ameo and Polo are scheduled to follow by 2022.
The first product supported by the MQB A0 platform to be launched in India by VG Group is a compact SUV
The vehicles underpinned by the MBQ AO platform will come with petrol and diesel motors which comply with the BS-VI standards. Moreover, in comparison with the current models, the facelifted version of the Volkswagen Vento, Polo, Ameo And Skoda Rapid will offer a more fashionable exterior design as well as a modern cabin.
The VW Group is targeting for 5% of Indian market share by 2025. Whether it will succeed in reaching this target or not will heavily depend on the performance of these next-gen products in India. Keep updated on the information on these cars and share with us which vehicle you expect to launch in India in the comment section below.
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