Skoda to construct 802,000 vehicles globally in 2021, India contributes with 26,000 vehicles

Skoda final 12 months manufactured 26,000 vehicles at two crops in India.

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HT Auto Desk

31 January 2022 at 10:36 am

Skoda Slavia is manufactured at Skoda Auto India’s Pune manufacturing unit.

Skoda Auto claims to have produced 802,000 vehicles globally in 2021, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic and semiconductor scarcity. It additionally claims to have produced over 20 million automobiles since its merger with Volkswagen AG in 1991. The Czech auto maker additionally mentioned that it produced 26,000 vehicles at its India plant final 12 months.

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Skoda Auto India manufactures Octavia, Kodiaq and Excellent fashions on the Aurangabad website. As well as, it manufactures Slavia, Speedy and Kushak at its Pune plant. As well as, Skoda additionally manufactured over 37,000 engines at its Indian crops final 12 months.

The Skoda Kushak is the automaker’s first manufacturing mannequin beneath the India 2.0 undertaking, whereas one other flagship mannequin beneath this program is the Skoda Slavia midsize sedan. The Skoda Slavia is an Completely Made in India automobile from the model for India which is underpinned by the MQB A0 IN platform. It’s being produced in Pune from 21 January 2022 with 95% localization.

Talking concerning the carmaker’s manufacturing in 2021, Skoda Auto board member for manufacturing and logistics Michael Oljeklaus mentioned the corporate has produced greater than 800,000 automobiles at its crops all over the world in extraordinarily troublesome circumstances. “We anticipate a gradual restoration in semiconductor provide from the second half of the 12 months. So I’m cautiously optimistic concerning the future.”

The automaker is at the moment specializing in particular targets in areas equivalent to internalisation, electrification and digitization as a part of its koda Technique 2030. The auto firm claims that it’s specializing in opening new markets with progress potential as a part of the technique. Skoda plans to turn into the main European carmaker in markets equivalent to India, Russia and North Africa by the top of this decade.

Skoda Technique 2030 additionally focuses on sustainability whereas keeping track of the inexperienced future technique. The automaker claims that this technique relies on three pillars. These are- ‘Inexperienced Retail’, ‘Inexperienced Product’ and ‘Inexperienced Manufacturing unit’.

First revealed date: 31 Jan 2022, 10:36 AM IST

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