Skoda Venue rival is being made but it won’t see its launch in the Skoda India 2.0 project. Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda has declared that the Skoda Sub-4 meter SUV will e a part of Skoda India 3.0 project (Phase III).
VW India 3.0 project
The Skoda Sub-4 meter SUV is expected to be a part of this project. It will be somewhere around late 2022. We are expecting different engines to feature on these cars too.
Maier said that their intention is to offer a small model in the category up to 4 metres, they will start doing it only after they have completed the India 2.0 project.
The VW Group project 2.0 is a major overhaul to Indian operations. Skoda is at the centre of it. Under this, there will be 2 subcompact SUVs. These will enter the space in which currently the Hyundai Creta rules. Further, they will also introduce 2 subcompact sedans. These will be to rival the Hyundai Verna and Honda City. The India 2.0 project will be around the MQB A0 platform which has been tweaked for India and called the MQB A0 IN. The engines will be from the TSI family. A petrol CNG engine is also expected to feature on these cars.
What is expected?
VW group will make an investment of Rs 8,000 crore for the India 2.0 project. Skoda is at the lead of the project. They have released a teaser of the Skoda Rapid. The B-Segment SUVs will be based on the Skoda Vision IN and VW Taigun. Both these cars were shown at the Auto Expo 2020. Both these cars are expected in 2021. Skoda and Volkswagen will sell the Rapid and Vento in the B-segment sedans along with the new premium sedans.
The Skoda Venue Rival is not expected anytime soon and there is a chance of having more care in the market before this car is launched. Predicting the pricing and other details will be too early as of now. Let us know in the comments if you have questions about the India 3.0 Project.