SKODA INDIA PLANNING FOR LAUNCH OCTAVIA'S 4'TH GENERATION NEW SEDAN IN 2021 | AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
Updated: Sep 27, 2020
Skoda auto is preparing to ascribe in 4th generation Octavia to India in mid of 2021, Skoda company said on the sidelines of the launch of RAPID 1.0 TSI automatic on Thursday.
Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda Auto India Private Ltd that Octavia has been a magnificent model for Skoda Auto globally. They are trying to bring the fourth generation to India around during the second quarter of 2020.
In another important disclosure, without unveiling the price list or segment, Hollis also said that Skoda Auto India would also reveal a sedan as part of the PROJECT INDIA 2.0 strategy by 2021.
According to Hollis, the SUV segment is growing on the back of multiple products coupled with customer sensibilities. "The sedan segment is requiring new products. However, classic three-box sedans are not out of practice in India. We will launch a new sedan in as part of India 2.0 by the end of 2021," Hollis said.
The Volkswagen Group'sGroup's Skoda Auto is a part of, uncovered earlier. It will be investing $ 1 billion in India for a 2.0 project, in which $ 250 million is given to research and development.
All models created and produced locally in India in the future will be based on Volkswagen Group'sGroup's MQB-A0-IN platform. The Skoda Vision IN and the Volkswagen Compact SUV concept (Taigun) are the first of many ingenious platform outcomes.
Skoda's full-size SUV, Kodiaq, will be reintroduced with a 2.0 TSI engine in the first quarter of 2021, according to Hollis. The VW Tiguan AllSpace-rival was abandoned after the BS6 emission norms booted in. Skoda Rapid was launched in May with a 1.0 TSI engine joined with a manual gearbox. Finally, the automatic variants were launched on Thursday. Hollis said the mid-size sedan had gained an enormous response. The entry-lever Rider and Rider Plus trims present to 30 percent of the overall Rapid sales.
Hollis said that Indian roads and situations are incredible to test their cars. The European-spec Kamiq is being tested on roads.
To increase its appearance, Skoda Auto India is also preparing to bring in an approved used-car strategy soon.
Now, the only interior layout is confirmed; it will look like the Euro-spec model.
More changes in SKODA OCTAVIA 4th generation :(expected)
- The trademark butterfly grill
- single-piece LED headlamps & tail lamps
- Touchscreen information system with android auto& apple car play and digital instruments display
- Multiple airbags
- ESC, parking sensors.
Technical Data of 4th generation Octavia :
-- It has come with PLUG-IN HYBRID
-- 2.0 TSI Engine BS-VI
-- 7 speed DSG transmission
-- Multiple powertrains.