The Kodiaq is Skoda’s flagship SUV in the Indian market
It is nothing new that Volkswagen Group axed the diesels in the BS6 era. The carmaker had declared in the transition phase that VW and its subsidiaries would have just petrol mills henceforth. The Kodiaq is Skoda’s flagship in the Indian SUV lineup. The manufacturer almost killed it by withdrawing the diesels. The lack of a diesel engine had brought the sales of this SUV down by a considerable bit. It is obvious that the demand for a diesel engine it its segment is quite high.
The latest reports suggest that Skoda is prepping BS6 compliant diesels for the bigger cars. The marque is apparently testing the diesel-powered Kodiaq in the country. The less expensive variants of the SUV would still retain their petrol engines.
And, that is not all. The India 2.0 plan has in stock an interesting array of Skoda products lined up for launch. Extensive localization would be the key feature of India 2.0. This would help to bring down the prices while still maintaining the quality levels. The first model to launch under this initiative would be the production guise of the Skoda Vision IN concept showcased at 2020 Auto Expo. Built on the MQB A0 IN architecture, this car would be as big as a Kamiq.