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Old 28th September 2017, 12:44   #256
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Car looks good. I love Skoda cars, but the pricing of this is going to be crucial. I don't think they should price it above 30 showroom.
Kodiaq is priced close to Superb in UK and I think the pricing strategy would be similar in India as well.
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Snapped these while going back from office. Looks like the vehicle was going to ARAI Kothrud Pune, for some validations.

I really loved the vehicle in flesh.
According to me it showcased some Station Wagon DNA, of which, I am a fan.

Loved the proportions. And if they price it correctly, its first victim will be the Tiguan

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Old 28th September 2017, 18:05   #258
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This is just such a stunning looking car - I really wish one could pick Skodas eyes shut. As usual the typical clean lines that all VAGs sport. The interior looks much richer than the competition too.

Personally, if I have to change my expensive car in a couple of years, I don't think I will have appetite for diesel. Will either have to be a fuel efficient petrol or even better a hybrid.
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Looking good at Kovalam!

Lots of clever touches in the big Skoda.
Spotted the same vehicle in Varkala, my home town, just 2 hours back! Incredible street presence!!
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Spotted the same vehicle in Varkala, my home town, just 2 hours back! Incredible street presence!!
You just missed us We were driving it day before from Kovalam to Varkala.
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You just missed us We were driving it day before from Kovalam to Varkala.
Time is ripe for TBHP to launch a instant messenger. What a miss

Hope you liked my town.

Today's driver flashed his LED lamps to me, I was driving my Duster.

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You just missed us We were driving it day before from Kovalam to Varkala.
When can we expect the Preview/Initial impressions?
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Snapped these while going back from office. Looks like the vehicle was going to ARAI Kothrud Pune, for some validations.
Or maybe a low cost dent removal + painting workshop

But yes indeed - I'm a fan of station-wagons too (we are a breed on the verge of extinction in India!) and that is the primary thing I loved about the Kodiaq's looks too! Very proportionate too.

The car seems to be wearing heavily tinted glasses which are good. However, funny how this/snap on window shades are legal and pretty transparent sun films are not. But that's a different topic discussed a zillion times already...

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Snapped these while going back from office. Looks like the vehicle was going to ARAI Kothrud Pune, for some validations.
Looks like the sheet metal is not so robust. It does not appear to be a forceful hit because it does not appear to be a deep crevice. Yet the surface is cracked up. I observed in the new Superb too, Skoda seem to have gone light on the sheet metal in their MQB cars. I know weight reduction is a key target, but the tough European DNA is getting diluted faster than in the VW cars. The Tiguan is listed at 1720 KG, while for the same engine gearbox combination, the Kodiaq is listed as 1714 KG. Kodiaq being a significantly bigger car, weight gains have to be made through items such as thinner sheet metal.

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I observed in the new Superb too, Skoda seem to have gone light on the sheet metal in their MQB cars. I know weight reduction is a key target, but the tough European DNA is getting diluted faster than in the VW cars.
Even the new Octavia has less of the vault like build quality as compared to the old Laura & Jetta.
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Kodiaq looks very promising from the product point of view. I hope Skoda also doesn't go the VW way and overprice it like the Tiguan. If they are able to price it competitively they have a winner in their hands. Eagerly waiting for the launch. :-)
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Spotted by a frnd/tbhpian at Trivandrum two days ago.
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