Czech automaker, Skoda is very aggressive with its product strategy for global markets. The company will launch 9 new cars in the next 3 years, and most of the models are the new-generation of existing cars. The brand’s top-selling and most popular nameplate – Octavia – will enter into fourth generation in 2020. Adding to it, the smallest Skoda – Fabia – will receive a generation change in 2021.
Besides these, Skoda will introduce the new Rapid, Kodiaq vRS and Kodiaq Coupe before the end of this financial year. In 2019, the company will launch its smallest SUV based on the Vision X concept. This model will also make its way to Indian market in 2020. The flagship Superb saloon will receive a major makeover in 2019, while the Citigo will receive an electric variant next year. It will be called Citigo E, which will be Skoda’s first model to use VW Group’s MEB EV platform. In late 2020, the Czech brand will launch the Vision E electric crossover. This model will also use MEB platform and offers 300 mile plus range. Also See – India-Bound Skoda Karoq Gets Sportline Edition
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The 2020 Skoda Octavia will be based on the updated version of Volkswagen Group’s versatile MQB platform, which will be compatible with both plug-in hybrid and 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrains. The Octavia will also get hybrid technology. The petrol version is expected to receive a 1.5-litre TSI engine. On the other hand, the oil burner will be on offer. If media reports are to be believed, Skoda is working on an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine that is likely to power the next Octavia.
The next-gen Skoda Rapid will use the MQB AO platform that also underpins the new Polo and Virtus saloon. In India, the next-gen Rapid will go on sale in 2021. It will use the locally developed MQB AO IN platform. The Skoda’s smallest SUV – based on Vision X concept – could be called Anuq or Amiq. It will share mechanics with VW T-ROC and Seat Arona.