Tata Motors signs MoU with Volkswagen & Skoda

11/03/2017 - 13:03 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Volkswagen Group and Skoda Auto.

Tata Tiago with body kit front three quarters right side at Autocar Performance Show 2017
The MoU will lead to the development of products in the economy segment for Volkswagen and Skoda, though plans have not been detailed at this time.

The main focus of this partnership will be towards development of vehicle components and vehicle concepts in the economy segment. Speaking about the MoU, Mr Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Motors, said -

We are delighted to announce our potential cooperation with Volkswagen Group and Skoda. We strongly believe that both the companies, by working together, can leverage from each other’s strengths to create synergies and develop smart innovative solutions for the Indian and overseas market. This is in alignment with Tata Motors’ efforts to make itself ‘FutuReady’ by embracing new technologies, fostering higher platform efficiency and offering solutions that connect with the aspirations of our customers.

Volkswagen aims to offer customer-oriented mobility solutions for the emerging and fast-growing automobile markets and Tata Motors’ years of experience in the highly competitive Indian car market which is dominated predominantly by small, affordable cars, makes them the right partner for the German company.

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Tata Tigor front three quarter at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
To share responsibility among the Volkswagen Group brands, Skoda Auto will lead the project.

Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda Auto, said -

We are looking forward to the joint project with Tata Motors. Delegating project responsibility to ŠKODA underscores the great confidence of the Volkswagen Group in the ability of our brand. Together with Tata we will be specifying the concrete opportunities for collaboration over the coming months.

Tata Motors and Volkswagen will be finalising the principles and terms of cooperation in the next few months.

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