Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rumormill: Skoda to get own model based on VW eUp!

Ever since Volkswagen first started rolling out concept versions of its New Small Family (NSF) mini-cars, the automaker has said it would build variants for a number of the brands in the group. The Czech-based Škoda brand is an obvious candidate for one of the small cars as it's generally considered a lower cost outlet in the family hierarchy.

The Škoda is expected to carry the Joyster badge and will reportedly launch in 2012-13 with conventional powertrains. A pair of three-cylinder engines displacing one liter for the gas version and 1.2-liters for the diesel will be the available to begin with, and after Volkswagen launches the battery-powered eUp! in 2013, the same hardware will be added to the Škoda.

Source: Green Autoblog