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 Skoda 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 Skoda 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 Skoda.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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