› MQB-A0 Global #platform used as the basis for entry-level models of the Group brands ŠKODA and Volkswagen
› ŠKODA is now responsible for a global #platform for the first time, after having specially adapted the MQB-A0-IN #platform for India
› Target markets include India, Russia, Africa, the ASEAN countries and Latin America
› #Volkswagen Group relies on ŠKODA AUTO’s high level of expertise in Technical Development
Mladá Boleslav, 14. October 2021 – ŠKODA #auto is now responsible for developing the #Volkswagen Group’s existing MQB-A0 Global #platform. This will be used by the Group brands ŠKODA and #Volkswagen to develop new entry-level models for regions with high growth potential including India, Russia, Africa as well as the ASEAN countries and Latin America. On the heels of ŠKODA’s specially adapted MQB-A0-IN #platform for the Indian market, the Czech carmaker is taking on responsibility for a global #platform for the first time. ŠKODA is drawing on its high level of development expertise, ability to coordinate complex Group projects and experience in entry-level segments to implement this project in individual regions.
Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA #auto CEO, says, “By assuming responsibility for the MQB-A0 Global #platform, ŠKODA #auto is in charge of the worldwide development of a #platform for the first time. We are applying our development expertise, taking on even more responsibility within the #Volkswagen Group and at the same time strengthening ŠKODA AUTO’s headquarters as an important European development centre for the Group. I am convinced that we will be able to win over many new customers thanks to the MQB-A0 Global #platform and bolster the Group’s position in the entry-level segments.”
Ralf Brandstätter, Chairman of the Board of Management at #Volkswagen, explains, “Through our comprehensive #platform strategy, we achieve economies of scale that enable us to offer our customers worldwide state-of-the-art technology and high quality at competitive prices. Based on this, the Group’s volume brands – #Volkswagen and ŠKODA – can quickly deliver products to customers that are unique in the volume segment. As a brand with significant expertise in entry-level mobility, ŠKODA is ideally positioned to assume worldwide responsibility for the successful further development of the MQB-A0 Global #platform within the #Volkswagen Group. This way, we are creating synergies that will further increase profitability within the volume group.”
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