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Old 19th August 2007, 11:59   #196
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the pictures look really nice of the car wish pictures of the front was also taken. the black fabia looks much better with the wheels. would definately like to see what the cars are priced at and how soon would it start hitting the roads
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What bare the chances that Skoda will launch a loaded Fabia? The trend in India has been to not load much the small/hatchbacks. I feel this is stupid as thee are a number of people [my brother for instance] who would be more than willing to pay a premium price for the gadgets and features of a loaded car but will never buy anything bigger than a hatchback.

Hope Skoda gets it right this time with the DSG box etc.
Issue with a loaded car in a market like India is that the car becomes overpriced with respect to other products in same segment/product band. Also maintenance goes up and repair costs increase. soon, reputation of the company suffers and drives away customers who are looking at basic specs.
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What bare the chances that Skoda will launch a loaded Fabia? The trend in India has been to not load much the small/hatchbacks. I feel this is stupid as thee are a number of people [my brother for instance] who would be more than willing to pay a premium price for the gadgets and features of a loaded car but will never buy anything bigger than a hatchback.

Hope Skoda gets it right this time with the DSG box etc.
the trend in india is changing, for th past 2 years we are getting loaded hatchbacks like swift, getz and even the smaller cars like spark are coming fully loaded and even have options to get safety features like abs. so the trend has not been not to load much, its the other way now. we are getting fully loaded small cars and big hatches. but i do agree, that the trend of people buying fully loaded cars has increased and people are ready to pay the extra for luxury/safety features.

hey guys, i asked the skoda dealer in gurgaon, he told that there is no news of fabia launch and are expecting it to launch by nov/dec. the price range i got from them was between 4.5 - 8 lacs(Woaahhh).
they said there would be 2 variants in both petrol and diesel, and the diesel might give a average of around 18/20 in city.
8 lacs doesnt look good for a car this size.

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checkout the last pic. black one has high quality rear bumper with 'dot' type things on it. and the blue one has regular bumper.
dude,, its not a "High quality bumper".... , those dots might be the reverse parking sensors. there is no quality difference in exterior body parts among variants.

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but i do agree, that the trend of people buying fully loaded cars has increased and people are ready to pay the extra for luxury/safety features.
Then again, our perception of 'fully loaded' cars is different from other markets. A hatch with ABS as an option and with fog lamps, rear demister, parcel tray etc is considered fully loaded.

The only hatch that is truly fully loaded is the Swift ZXi- 2 airbags, Automatic climate control, ABS are features missing even in the above segments. But then, sales haven't been too high for the ZXi (although decent numbers are to be seen). Most of the people opt for the mid-end VXi.
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i agree that, the black one is the top of the line model but the blue one is not the base model either, the base model fabia pic has been posted earlier.
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this car might be expensive, but its build quality, fit and finish would be a revolution in the hatch segment.

check out fabia's dimension



Source: Skoda UK Website.

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look at these equipment list/features of skoda fabia in UK.
level 1 can be considered as the base, and so on...
Level 1 Drivers, passenger and side airbags
Immobilizer
Drink-box for 1,5l in front door panels
Spare wheel (steel rim), full
Ticket holder
ABS
Split rear seat, 60%,40%
Height-adjustable driver´s seat
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Central door locking
Electric front windows
Passenger airbag switch-off
Radio Dance 2 DIN with CD+MP3 with 4 speakers
15” Hermes’ Steel wheels
3.5 mm jack input socket

Level 2 over Level 1 Body coloured wing mirrors
Body coloured door handles
Trip computer
Storage pockets on rear of front seats
Height-adjustable front seats
Remote central locking
Air-conditioning
Halogen headlights with DE module
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Alarm with tilt sensor
15” Antares’ alloy wheels
Additional 4 speakers

Level 3 over Level 2 Armrest front
Maxidot
Climatronic
Cruise control
16” Atria’ alloy wheels
Small leather set with four-spoke steering wheel
Rear parking sensors
Front fog lights
Curtain airbags
Seat belt warning buzzer
Floor mats
Protective side mouldings, black
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level 1 can be considered as the base, and so on...
Level 1
Drivers, passenger and side airbags
ABS
Passenger airbag switch-off
Radio Dance 2 DIN with CD+MP3 with 4 speakers
These features wont make it to the base version in India for sure!
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These features wont make it to the base version in India for sure!
i agree that we wont be getting those features in india. we would be lucky if we even get all the features of level 1 in our top model.
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What are the chances of an AT version?
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What are the chances of an AT version?
Quite Dim, the AT Octy didnot sell much and hatchback buyers usually dont buy AT's though it cant be ruled out that they might laucnh a DSG version of the same.

8L for Fabia top, that can get a 2.0L 120bhp Optra Magnum Max against a hatch with a 1.3L 3 cylinder 68bhp car
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I guess the Base version would be with Driver side airbag, Aircon and a basic cassette playing HU, remote lock, steel wheels with wheel covers. Bumpers would be body colored IMO.

The one above this would be (in addition to the above) - 2 airbags, rear windscreen de-fogger, alloys.
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hey guys
I just went to asset auto (skoda daler in Pune) and got information that Fabia is launching in India in Nov 07 And it will be priced between 5-7lak and will be avrging 26-27 I hope thats true....
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The one above this would be (in addition to the above) - 2 airbags, rear windscreen de-fogger, alloys.
I think even rear parking ssensors and alloy wheels, rear wiper.
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Its surely gonna be a good VFM car. Swift and Getz better pull up your sleeves.
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