Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th July 2007, 00:11   #106
Senior - BHPian
 
maxbhp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: C C K
Posts: 1,372
Thanked: 65 Times
Default

Now this is one car that looks sophisticated , modern , cute, classy and cool . If its launched with a price tag of 7 lacs , they may have a winner at hand .
maxbhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 05:57   #107
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mumbai / Gold Coast
Posts: 160
Thanked: 122 Times
Default

Just a thought really, couldn't Skoda have also released the previous generation Fabia but probably with a different name but at a lower price point?

I don't really know a lot about the economics of the thing but right now as things stand Skoda will be hard pressed to price the Fabia competitively enough. I'm under the impression that Skoda could've saved a lot in terms of cost if they would've introduced the previous generation Fabia, thereby they could probably price the sedan version competitively. And the new Fabia could probably be launched with a different nomenclature as a premium offering.

While this does not go to say that manufacturers should dump old models and products on us, it is only in the case of the Fabia that Im saying this because the previous generation Fabia can still come up trumps against the competition because of the quality of the product.
da_lowrider is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 09:05   #108
Senior - BHPian
 
lurker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tura
Posts: 1,308
Thanked: 641 Times
Default

It is mentioned in the Skoda UK site that the 'New' Fabia Estate will be launched in 2008. I guess a 'New' Fabia sedan, will come only later than the Estate, if it comes at all.

The Skoda Fabia may also be launched in 4X4 version called Yeti in 2009

Last edited by lurker : 19th July 2007 at 09:14.
lurker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 09:16   #109
BHPian
 
tushky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pune/ Thermopolis
Posts: 937
Thanked: 588 Times
Default

In ARAI..there were 3 to 4 fabia's but 1 was just a body of combi. unpainted,without wheelbase i mean without 'chassi'( am i right ??)
and also saw some volvo cars there..
tushky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 10:06   #110
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 275
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Tushky, a great looking car you have clicked. Trust Skoda to come up with clean, classic looks.
Bomi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 10:39   #111
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 235
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shobhit15 View Post
You are right. People can buy a fully loaded Palio with similar build quality at a much lower price. And the dealer network of Skoda is not any better than Fiat - Tata, I think.
I agree with you...........Its ridiculous ....A Hatch for more than Six laks
What is Skoda upto??????????
metropolis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 18:13   #112
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Mpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,432
Thanked: 1,682 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1100D View Post
Can someone tell me why did Skoda go the 3-pot route?
Skoda uses VW engines which are mostly 3 pot in the 1.5 liter range. Cheaper, more compact and less friction = higher F.E
Mpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 22:20   #113
Senior - BHPian
 
mail4ajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,834
Thanked: 222 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mpower View Post
Skoda uses VW engines which are mostly 3 pot in the 1.5 liter range. Cheaper, more compact and less friction = higher F.E
Correctly said, but 3 pot engines usually have higher NVH levels. Remember the Viva...I am not sure why, but some say its difficult to sychronise odd number of cylinders.

A layman will also find it difficult to digest especially in India. When the matiz was released, I heard many say why should they pay more for a 3 cylinder car as compared to a 4 cylinder (Santro).
mail4ajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2007, 23:09   #114
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 445 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tushky View Post
today i saw A body Of Skoda Fabia COMBI. inside the ARAI



And here's the thread for the same.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...a-combi-3.html (Skoda Combi)

Last edited by esteem_lover : 19th July 2007 at 23:10.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2007, 00:20   #115
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,179
Thanked: 2,360 Times
Default

E_L this is the Octavia, we are talking of Fabia in this thread!!
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2007, 00:23   #116
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,179
Thanked: 2,360 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mail4ajo View Post
Correctly said, but 3 pot engines usually have higher NVH levels. Remember the Viva...I am not sure why, but some say its difficult to sychronise odd number of cylinders.

A layman will also find it difficult to digest especially in India. When the matiz was released, I heard many say why should they pay more for a 3 cylinder car as compared to a 4 cylinder (Santro).
Synchronisation of 3 pot engines are a bit difficult but its not as much as commonly thought of as requiring balancing of an unpaired cylinder. I guess 3 pots have 120 degree phases rather than the 180 degree phases of 4 pot.

The Santro vs Matiz debate was not necessarily 3 cylinder vs 4 cylinder but a 800cc vs 1000cc debate.
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2007, 16:37   #117
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MUMBAI
Posts: 193
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

i always put my money on any skoda. Since i live on the beachside, all cars rust and corrode to dust in about two years time. Only the Skodas live about 5 years or more and still manage to look quite unused. Even Fiats, and GM cars arnt that bad. Renault seems quite durable too. But the Skoda is evn better than the Mercs i tell you. Ihave Merc E classes that have corroded in like 3 years!!!
agent4ferrari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2007, 20:14   #118
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: gurgaon/delhi
Posts: 331
Thanked: Once
Default

hey guys....we are not getting the fabia combi, skoda is launching the fabia hatcback, everybody knows that by now. and its gonna be priced between 5 - 7 lacs, i have asked from the skoda dealer in delhi.
sanchits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2007, 23:16   #119
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 9
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

any update on the date of lauch?? fusion TDCi was expected by year end and they launched it much earlier!! how about skoda?
sandeep_gopinat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st July 2007, 00:52   #120
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: gurgaon/delhi
Posts: 331
Thanked: Once
Default

according to the dealer, somewhere between september/october.
sanchits is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6 lakhs to repair Skoda Fabia engine. EDIT: Owner sells Fabia as scrap! zombiedriver Technical Stuff 234 27th July 2016 16:32
Artist Impressions: 2014 Skoda Fabia and 2014 Skoda Laura karanraheja The International Automotive Scene 11 14th February 2011 19:43
Pathetic service from Skoda and Fabia woes. EDIT : Got FULL refund from Skoda Gaurav Mathur Indian Car Dealerships 80 11th August 2010 01:49
Skoda agrees to replace my faulty Fabia, which Skoda to purchase now? mayank123 Luxury, Imports & Niche 40 11th August 2009 20:10


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 16:18.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks