The development of future Volkswagen Group cars for India will be handled by the Skoda brand. The Czech company will take over development of the sub-compact MQB – A0 platform and will focus mainly on the India-specific MQB A0-IN.
Work on future VW and Skoda models is already underway and the first car built on the MQB A0-IN platform will go on sale in 2020. It will be an SUV and will be pit against the Hyundai Creta in India. This new SUV will also have a Volkswagen derivative. Skoda is currently working on taking over VW’s Chakan facility which will be modified to accommodate the new MQB-A0-IN platform.
The new MQB-A0-IN production line will be work alongside the existing line which will continue to produce cars such as the Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, Ameo and Polo.