Vietnam becomes 83.rd The country globally and the 25th Asian country where Skoda will officially sell its cars. In collaboration with its local partner, Thanh Cong Motor Vietnam (TC Motor), the Czech manufacturer is set to introduce its European lineup in early 2023, with the India-made Kashqa and Slavia also set to debut. . Vietnamese market in 2024. The production line is currently under construction and Skoda Auto expects to sell 30,000 vehicles annually.
As Skoda’s local partner in the Vietnamese market, TC Motor will handle local production and distribution of the vehicles, the Kodiaq, Superb, Karoq, and Superb model series will be successively imported from Europe, starting in 2023. . In the future, Skoda models will be rolled off the production line at a site in Quang Ninh province. Construction of the TC Motor-owned production line is already underway and should be completed in the first half of 2024. Assembly of Kashqa and Slavia model series made in India in CKD format will also begin in 2024. Available for order in the first half of 2024, and orders for Slavia can be placed from the fourth quarter of 2024.
Commenting on the occasion, SKODA AUTO CEO, Klaus Zellmer said: “For SKODA AUTO, entering the Vietnamese market is the next logical step in our internationalization strategy. Our attractive model portfolio is perfect for our customers. offers the right products, and we will be able to play to our strengths in this very dynamic market. In addition, the geographical proximity to India provides great synergy effects. In early 2024, we will open our Indian headquarters in Pune. The plant will export vehicle kits to Vietnam, marking a major development of our India 2.0 project. Ultimately, it will significantly strengthen our presence in South East Asia. Piyush, managing director of SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India, said. Arora added: “Exports remain a key pillar of SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India’s growth plan. After the successful launch of Volkswagen Taigun and Virtus in global markets, we recently introduced SKODA KUSHAQ in AGCC markets. Now we introduce SKODA KUSHAQ and SLAVIA to Vietnamese market , which is an important milestone for the team in India. With its outstanding success in local and overseas markets, our INDIA 2.0 project is a key driver in the Group’s endeavor to ‘engineer cars in India to drive the world’.