New Delhi: Czech automaker Skoda Auto India is planning to carry its first electrical SUV Enyaq iV within the subsequent two years. The firm can also be evaluating the feasibility of localising the worldwide EV mannequin in India after the pilot section, a high firm government advised ETAuto.
Petr Solc, who changed Zac Hollis as Brand Director for Skoda Auto India, stated in an unique interplay with ETAuto, “Globally the market is evolving and moving towards electrification. We at Skoda Auto India are also planning to bring electric cars to the market in the future”.
He stated Enyaq iV is prepared in Europe and is being exported to 2 new markets. “We are discussing with the headquarters to bring it as a fully built-up unit (FBU) first. However, to be competitive in the market we have to localise it. So, after the pilot phase with Enyaq iV we will bring its parts and components and possibly produce it,” he stated.
Skoda Enyaq iV was globally debuted in September 2022 as the primary devoted EV providing primarily based on the Volkswagen Group MEB platform. Expected to be priced round INR 60 lakh, Skoda Enyag will compete with the likes of Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
While the corporate is eyeing the electrical automobile market, additionally it is ramping up efforts to determine its present product portfolio – Slavia, Kushaq, Superb and Kodiaq. It can also be planning so as to add extra merchandise in each the ICE and the EV section. It has plans so as to add 30 extra sellers this 12 months to have 250 dealerships in India.
Without giving a selected timeline, Solc stated, “We are mulling entering the high-volume compact SUV segment which we can’t ignore.”
The firm has bought 45,000 models to this point this 12 months and hopes to succeed in 50,000 models, making file gross sales within the Indian market.
Solc stated the Indian automobile market is to the touch gross sales of three.6 million models this 12 months and should attain 4 million within the subsequent two years. “We expect to have double-digit growth in the next two years,” he added.