Skoda Auto announces all-new compact SUV for India

Skoda Auto India announced plans for an all-new compact SUV that will debut in India in the first half of 2025. The all-new compact SUV will be the company’s first ever vehicle in the category in the country. The vehicle will be on Indian roads in the first half of 2025. This new SUV will witness Skoda Auto India continue its made-for-India, ready-for-the-world ethos, where the company specifically develops cars focussed on the local market with an eye on localisation and low maintenance costs.

Skoda Auto India’s all-new vehicle  will be a sub 4 metre SUV that uses the excise benefits for under 4-metre cars available in India. And the company will pass on the benefit to customers when it comes to pricing. This all-new vehicle will be the new entry level product in Skoda Auto India’s fleet with the company intending on penetrating deeper and wider into Tier 3 and smaller markets with the car. 

 The grounds-up design and development of the MQB-A0-IN platform has allowed Skoda Auto India to localise the car by up to 95%. This has enabled customers to enjoy the benefits of low cost of ownership and turnaround times, and standard warranties of 4 years and optional warranties of up to 8 years facilitating customers complete peace of mind. Combined with the Kodiaq luxury 4x4 that is rated 5-stars under Euro NCAP, Skoda Auto India has a fleet full of 5-star safe and tested cars in India.

Keeping intact its tradition of providing distinct nomenclatures that reflects culture, legacy and heritage, Skoda Auto India has announced a naming contest for this all-new compact SUV. The  In an endeavour to enable users, customers and fans on what they think this all-new compact SUV should be named, Skoda Auto India announced the #NameYourSkoda campaign inviting entries from across India for possible names for this first-ever Skoda product in this segment in the country.

 Petr Janeba, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India said, “I am extremely pleased to announce that in a year from now, Skoda Auto will debut an all-new car - a compact SUV for the Indian market. With this launch, we will enhance our workforce on all fronts, with an innovative approach and pioneering formats to engage with our new and existing customers. With the new compact SUV, we are confident of reaching the 100,000 annual sales volume by 2026.”

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