Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Highlights: Audi A8 Launch And New Product Showcase

Today at the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India media night, Audi India will launch the new-generation Audi A8L, while other brands will give us a preview of models coming to the Auto Expo 2020.

Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Highlights: Audi A8 Launch And New Product Showcase View Photos
Audi India will launch the new-generation Audi A8L at the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India's media night

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has organised a special media night to give us a preview of models coming to the Auto Expo 2020. Here the company will also launch the new-generation Audi A8 sedan, and we'll be bringing you all the live updates from the event here. The entire VW Group will be present, right from Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, to Porsche and Lamborghini, and all of them will a special showcase tonight.

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The A8 is the second launch from Audi India in 2020 after the Audi Q8 was launched last month. The new Audi A8L will have only a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with mild hybrid technology with a belt alternator starter and a lithium-ion battery with 10Ah capacity. The Audi A8 L can coast at speeds between 55 and 160 kmph with the engine shut off. As a result, it offers zero emission ride for up to 40 seconds.

Here Are All The Updates From Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night:

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Skoda Vision IN
Oliver Stefani, head of design, Skoda Auto takes the stage to talk about the Vision IN concept and its design and styling.

Talking about the styling of the concept, Stefani says the Vision IN embodies the signature Skoda design with crystalline elements used to further exemplify it.

The SUV gets a more pronounced version of the signature butterfly grille with LED headlamps and taillamps, Illuminated Crystal Skoda Logo, glass roof, bold lines and more.

the designers have tried to reflect the essence of India in its design.

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Vision IN Concept
Behold! The Skoda Vision IN concept unveiled.

Will spawn Skoda's new mid-size SUV, possibly the India-spec version of Skoda Kamiq

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India takes the stage to talk about the Vision IN and future products for India,

Skoda has invested Rs. 100 crore in updating its sales a service network in India.

The company will expand the its network further to over 180 cities by next year.



Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates - Skoda
In 2021 Skoda will launch a new SUV based on the Vision IN concept that is set to be showcased today.


Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: New Volkswagen Taigun Unveiled For India
The new Volkswagen compact SUV for India will be called the Volkswagen Taigun.

The company had showcased a compact SUV concept named Taigun at Sao Paulo Motor Show.



Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: New VW Compact SUV Unveiled
Behold! the new compact SUV from Volkswagen India.

The SUV is based on the new MQB A0 IN platform


Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
Volkswagen doesn't intend to move away from ICE engines completely, but plans to do so eventually.

The company will have 20 electric vehicle by 2023 globally.

In India, the company's focus will be SUVs and will launch 4 new SUVs in the coming years.



Feb 3, 2020
Audi A8L India launch live updates
The Audi A8 L has been launched in India at Rs. 1.56 crore (ex-showroom)

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Audi A8 L India Launch
Audi India will launch the 2020 A8 L sedan in India.

The A8 L offers a range of luxury features, like four zone AC, massage function seats, recliner seats with foot massage function.

The car also comes with digital MMI system with touch response and a high quality cabin with Aero Acoustics.

Gets 8 airbags as standard and offers 10 airbags as option.

The car gets a 3.0 TFSI engine making 340 horsepower and 500 Nm torque, while paired with mild hybrid system.



Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Audi India
Balbir Singh Dhillon - Head of Audi India - Audi India takes the stage to talk about the milestones of the Four Rings brand in India.
Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Porsche Taycan Coming in 2020
The Porsche Taycan electric car will come to India towards the end of 2020.

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Porsche
Here's a glimpse at the specs of the Porsche 911


Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Porsche
Pavan Shetty, Head of Porsche India takes the stage now top talk about the milestones of the luxury sport car brand in 2019.

He says the Macan and Cayenne were the key drivers to success for Porsche India.

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night: Lamborghini
Sharad Agarwal, Head of Lamborghini India

Lamborghini grew by 15 per cent in India in 2019

In 2019 the company launched Huracan EVO, Aventador SVJ 63, sold the 50th Urus SUV, and became the leader in the super luxury car space.

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
Gurpratap Boparai appointed new Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO India takes the stage to talks about India 2.0 in detail along with the company's plans for the market.

The company opened its first technology and R& D centre in Pune to develop products for India 2.0.

With India 2.0 the company aims to have 4 to 5 thousand job opportunities in the country




Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
"India 2.0 is not just about new plant and new products, but also about how brands can work together globally" - Bernhard Maier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skoda Auto


Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
India has the youngest population with an average age of 25 years and it will sustain it till 2025.

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
Bernhard Maier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skoda Auto, takes the stage to talk about the brand and it's vision for India.

"We are convinced of the its (India's) market potential"

"India is meant for Growth"

"Individual mobility is key"


Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India will showcase 5 different products today, from across the VW Group brands.




Feb 3, 2020
Volkswagen MQB A0 IN Based SUV India Debut Today
Yes, Volkswagen India will unveil its version of the MQB A0 IN based SUV, and here's a sneak-peek of the cabin. It will essentially be the India-spec version of the Volkswagen T-Cross. We are yet to see what Skoda has in story for us today.




Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
The stage is set for the big unveils we'll be seeing today, and Volkswagen has a surprise for us.

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates

As for the Skoda led VW Group in India, this year marks a new beginning with its India 2.0 project, which will bring us the MQB-A0 IN platform, a localised version of the company's versatile MQB architecture.

 

The model to be spawned under this platform will be previewed in the form of the Skoda Vision IN concept at the Auto Expo 2020. However, Skoda could surprise us today with a special preview of the car.



Feb 3, 2020
Audi A8L India Launch: Chassis and Body Structure
The new-gen Audi A8 is built using a combination of aluminium, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer and magnesium, for the Space Frame chassis. Because of this, the weight of the car has gone up by 100 km, however, Audi says that the structure is more rigid than before compared to the old car.

Feb 3, 2020
Audi A8L India launch live updates
As already mentioned the launch of the Audi A8 will be one of the big highlights of today's evening.

The new generation of the A8 is bigger than the car it replaces - longer by 32mm and taller by 13 mm, in either short or long-wheelbase. India is expected to get the long wheelbase variant, and it offers up to 13 cm of additional rear legroom.

Feb 3, 2020
Skoda-Volkswagen Media Night Live Updates
Today, at the media night organised by Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, we'll witness the launch of the new-gen Audi A8L (long wheelbase) sedan, in addition to a bunch of products from the VW Group.

Keep watching this space for all updates.