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Skoda Auto India appoints Gurpratap Boparai as new MD

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today announced appointment of ex-Automobiles Gurpratap as its new

He will assume the new role from April 2 and will report directly to Bernhard Maier, the company said in a statement.

(48) has many years of experience in global and was most recently of Automobiles Ltd, it added.

His appointment comes at a time when the Indian market plays an important role in Auto's global growth strategy.

The Group had recently commissioned Skoda to evaluate a global architecture for volume segments with the modular MQB A0 platform.

Skoda said it plans to launch vehicles from the localised platform in India in 2020 when more stringent crash and emissions standards come into force.

It also plans to produce competitive volume models for the Skoda and brands in India.

Skoda India currently offers four models in India -- sedans Octavia, Superb, Rapid and newly launched SUV Kodiaq, which are produced in Aurangabad.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:55 IST