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Skoda Auto with Volkswagen Group donates 1 million euros to fight COVID-19 in India

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Skoda Auto, in cooperation with Volkswagen Group, announces its Covid-19 relief package for India. The Czech Republic automaker will pledge One Million Euros to help fight the second wave. The aid package will consist of in-kind and financial donations, aiming to solve the current Covid-19 crisis.

Skoda Auto Global mentioned that they are constantly monitoring the situation in India. The Skoda India colleagues are also updating all the latest happenings in the country to their global team. The number of infections is daily hitting a new high in India. The new infections are overwhelming the entire healthcare system of the country. Thus, the need of the hour is to fulfil the shortage of essential medical equipment.

Skoda Auto’s Contribution To Fight The Pandemic

The second wave of Covid-19 in India has put a halt on everything. There’s a significant shortage in the supply of essential medical equipment. Skoda Auto mentioned that as a local employer in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai, it will take some crucial steps. The car manufacturer will help procure medical equipment like oxygen generators, liquid oxygen tanks and more. Skoda Auto will also make a monetary donation to the German Red Cross, which will help distribute the resources to those in need. The car manufacturer also mentioned that its logistics team works tirelessly to help fast track the procurement process. The Indian Red Cross will take up the responsibility of the distribution process.

In Other News

Recently Skoda revealed the 2021 Fabia for the overseas market. The car looks quite elegant, just like how every other Volkswagen Group car looks-like. From the design of the new Fabia, we can get an idea of the outlook of the new upcoming sedan. The upcoming sedan based on the new MQB-A0-IN platform will finally replace the decade-old Rapid. But the chances are that Skoda might not bring the Rapid nameplate with this sedan. Rumours suggest that this new sedan might be called ‘Slavia’. The new Octavia’s launch did not happen in late April 2021 as scheduled. The ongoing pandemic is delaying a lot of launches in the Indian automotive market.

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