VAG group is planning a massive SUV /CUV portfolio for India.
For entry level Compact SUV Volkswagen would be bringing the T Cross
which is based on the MQB A0 platform , the same on which the Sixth Generation Polo is built. T Cross
Massive localization is planned to contain costs. For Petrol the 1.2TSI localized and the 1.5 TDI for diesel. Expect a mild hybrid to be on offer.
The T-Cross is likely to get the localised 1.2 TSI four-cylinder motor with a similar amount of power (112hp) and a retuned and more powerful version of the 1.5 TDI (117hp) that’s currently made here.
Expect a 2018 launch. T Cross will compete with Hyundai's Creta and Renault's Duster.
Based on T Cross, Skoda too will bring a compact SUV with different styling and will be lower in price to the T Cross. The same strategy as Vento and Rapid to continue. Tiguan
In 2017 VW will bring the Tiguan
a few segments higher in the portfolio. The Tiguan is built on the even larger MQB A+ platform. Powered by a combination of diesel and petrol that are expected to put out in the region of 177 and 182hp each, both versions will get twin clutch automatics. Kodiaq
Skoda will bring their flagship SUV Kodiaq
to India. The new SUV carries design cues that preview Skoda’s all-new SUV design language. This differs slightly from that seen on Skoda’s new cars as it has a much shallower grille and headlights that streak back. Skoda designers have also used a unique secondary light in a recessed area under the main headlight. Expected to hit Indian showrooms somewhere in mid-2017, it is likely to be positioned alongside the new Superb; meaning we can expect a price between Rs 22 lakh and Rs 30 lakh. Expected to come powered by a 193hp diesel and a 223hp petrol, the Skoda is likely to get a six- and seven-speed DSG box for the diesel and the petrol (the VW group’s 10-speed DQ511 was earlier slated to go on this car). Yeti
Next on the list is the yet-to-be-revealed new Skoda Yeti
. While the final form of the car hasn’t been officially released, Skoda has all but confirmed that the new Yeti will be quite different from the current car which was clearly quite off-center. More traditional in its dimension and general approach, the new Yeti will be longer, larger and more spacious on the inside. The length of the car is expected to be 4.36 metres and it’s likely use a wheelbase that measures approximately 2600mm, making it considerably longer and more spacious on the inside than the current car. VW Plans