Škoda and Volkswagen Group India open new Technology Center in Pune
Škoda and Volkswagen have opened a new Technology Center around 30 kilometres north of Pune, at India that represents the first major step in implementing the India 2.0 project leading by Škoda, which sets out the Volkswagen Group’s model campaign on the Indian market.
At the new Technology Center, 250 engineers will be will be responsible for project management, electronics, infotainment, body design, interior, chassis and complete vehicle.
Their activities will focus on developing the subcompact platform MQB A0 from wich Škoda and Volkswagen will develope indipendent vehicles.
95% of the vehicle components for the radically localized MQB A0 platform will be manufactured locally. The vehicles developed in India will meet the same core standards for safety, quality and design that the Volkswagen Group represents worldwide.
All of the planned models will meet the stricter safety and emission targets that will come into force in India in 2020 and beyond, which will even allow them to be exported to other emerging economies.