-Skoda badged version will be the first vehicle under the India 2.0 plan
-Plethora of spy shots of T-Cross testing under various conditions
- Rival for Hyundai Creta, Kia SP, Renault Duster and Tata H5X
Volkswagen has released the first concept sketch for the India-bound Volkswagen T-Cross ahead of its official debut later this year. This is a significant vehicle for the Indian market as it will be the first vehicle arrive with a Skoda badge in 2020 as a part of the German automaker’s India 2.0 plans.
We already know what the car will look like thanks to the multitude of spy shots that we have published of the T-Cross testing in Europe in various conditions. The teaser image shows the rear of the car with noticeable design elements like a chrome bar running the length of the boot lid, contrast coloured bash plate element and silver roof rails.
On July 2, Volkswagen revealed that as a part of its India 2.0 plans, it will invest 8000 crores in India to develop the MQB A0-IN platform and the first vehicle that will come out of this India centric plan will be an SUV- which is expected to be this vehicle but in a Skoda guise. The T-Cross itself is expected to arrive once the Skoda vehicle is launched.
This vehicle will be a rival to the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia SP (in production guise), Renault Duster and the Tata H5X in the D-segment SUV category. It will be launched in 2020.