According to a report emerged on the internet, the next-gen Fabia and Polo could be as far as five years away from entering production in India
We already know that Volkswagen and Skoda have big plans for the Indian market in the near future and a slew of new products based on the modified MQB A0 architecture will arrive in the years to come. However, Volkswagen Group appears to have priorities on the segments, such as compact SUVs and crossovers that are booming currently.
Resultantly, the next generation of Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Fabia won’t be making the cut, despite being popular products for the respective brands. According to a report emerged on the internet, they could be as far as five years away from entering production in India.
Volkswagen and Skoda will obviously take time to establish their new flexible platform and it will be low cost in nature with the signature premium attributes both companies are renowned for. It is no secret that the lack of good volume in recent years was down to being expensive products and high costs oriented with maintenance.
Therefore, the MQB A0 IN will be heavily localised and since the small car space has too many competitors and already been explored, deeper inroads into relatively unshaken SUV and sedan markets are key reportedly in the slightly premium end of the scale.
The companies will be bringing out SUVs and Skoda will be the first to take a chance at the compact SUV based on the Vision X Concept. Internally codenamed SK216, it is expected to arrive by the early parts of next decade.
On the other hand, the Volkswagen T-Cross based SUV will arrive as a Hyundai Creta rival. Additionally, the next generation Vento and Rapid will also take shape following the SUVs before the probable entry of the aforementioned hatchbacks.