VW mulling local manufacture of MQB platform in India

VW mulling local manufacture of MQB platform in India New Volkswagen Tiguan
author image Abhishek Nigam
Monday 14 August 2017, 13:32 PM

Volkswagen’s MQB platform underpins a large range of products in India and across the globe. However its application in India hasn’t be adapted to make economic sense for VW especially since it wanted to enter the more affordable segments. That’s where Tata’s AMP platform had come into the picture thereby contemplating a venture. However since the deal was called off (you can read about it here) VW had to think up other ways.

According to recent developments, Volkswagen AG is considering a proposal to bring in the Modular Transverse Matrix or MQB platform in India. If at all VW decides to manufacture the platform in India, it would also mean significant investments considering Skoda, Audi and VW cars are built on the same platform.

As mentioned before, the MQB platform forms the base for a number of VW models which also helps in faster introduction of new models as well as in saving costs. Also VW has been able to adapt to standardization across its products by using this platform and has also widened its product offering through a multitude of its own brands. With the MQB, VW will not only be able to bring in cars below the Polo but at the same time can also manufacture bigger cars from the Skoda and Audi stable. Keep watching this space for more!

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