Skoda has decided to locally manufacture the new 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine as part of the India 2.0 project.
Skoda India has elaborated its plans with regards to the India 2.0 project and a major take away from this is the decision to locally manufacture the new 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine. With the enhanced focus on localisation, the Czech carmaker and Volkswagen (combined) intends to increase their market share to 5% by 2025.
Volkswagen’s new 1.0-litre TSI petrol motor is available internationally in two different states of tune – 94 HP and 113 HP versions. The 94 HP powertrain could power future hatchbacks and sedans based on the MQB A0 IN platform while the 113 HP version is likely to power the upcoming Skoda SUV. Talking of which, the compact SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500, and will borrow its design cues from Skoda’s Vision X SUV concept.
The upcoming Skoda SUV will be slotted below the Karoq SUV and is expected to be launched by late 2020. The Karoq, meanwhile, will make it to Indian shores much earlier and is likely to be introduced in the country by early 2019.
Skoda 1.0 TSI Production
– Skoda to locally produce the 1.0-litre TSI engine in India
– Is likely to be available in 2 states of tune – 94 HP and 113 HP
– The 113 HP powerplant is likely to be plonked under the hood of the upcoming Skoda SUV