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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th September 2007, 14:41   #1
BHPian
 
ravi@64bhp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 602
Thanked: 8 Times
Default Skoda postpone fabia lauch till AutoExpo '08

Skoda Fabia lauch is postponed till AutoExpo '08. Skoda initially planned to launch arond November of this year, but they are pushing the lauch till february '08 to get better exposure.
Here is the news:

:: AUTOCAR INDIA - CAR AND BIKE MAGAZINE ::
ravi@64bhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2007, 21:38   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,034
Thanked: 1,470 Times
Default

They'll need all the exposure they can get if they're to sell a few numbers of their highly premium Swift-resembling hatch for the estimated Rs 7.5-8.5 lakhs price.
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2007, 21:47   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
devarshi84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahmedabad - Tor
Posts: 3,996
Thanked: 118 Times
Default

can we officially call it India's latest car? How long has it been postponed?
devarshi84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2007, 21:58   #4
LLL
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Delhi
Posts: 634
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Bad move IMO. Will they get exposure after the launch of 10 other models? Gurus did not come up with "First to market" concept for nothing.

Hpoefully when they launch this, they will have to also compete with swift sedan, fiat gp, aveo diesel, santro/getz deisel and hopefully VW Jetta . Lets see how much market exposure they get then...
LLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2007, 22:15   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 9
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Bad bad move.. Skoda is really testing patience of wud be 'buyers'.. And that too stepping on red hot rock (fiat gp).. thumbs down to you.. skoda...
sandeep_gopinat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 02:18   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai Meri Jaan
Posts: 6,197
Thanked: 926 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by devarshi84 View Post
can we officially call it India's latest car? How long has it been postponed?
i hate this waiting game. skoda might be trying to get as much exposure as possible but the delay is just gonna cost them in sales. people do loose interest after prolonged delays. i can talk about myself i waited to buy the fabia for my cousin who wanted a small car and now i would just go ahead and buy some other car. so one client lost. there must be many more like me who would just go ahead and buy another brand as you then are not sure if skoda would launch the car after the expo or further delay it.
speedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 03:46   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
V-16's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 4,575
Thanked: 844 Times
Default

Well skoda is up to its old tricks again. We can nick name the Fabia as the oldest new comer
V-16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 09:49   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
vikram_d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,380
Thanked: 936 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theMAG View Post
They'll need all the exposure they can get if they're to sell a few numbers of their highly premium Swift-resembling hatch for the estimated Rs 7.5-8.5 lakhs price.
How's the exposure going to help them when people have lost patience. I mean it is a vehicle which a huge number of people have seen on the roads in one form or another.

Quote:
Originally Posted by V-16 View Post
Well skoda is up to its old tricks again. We can nick name the Fabia as the oldest new comer
The oldest new comer. Very aptly said.
vikram_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 10:52   #9
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,034
Thanked: 1,470 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vikram_d View Post
How's the exposure going to help them when people have lost patience. I mean it is a vehicle which a huge number of people have seen on the roads in one form or another.

I think they figure that a car looks different under lights and in a controlled environment especially when its not the same blue-green color that their mule was sporting
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 11:20   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
vkochar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Delhi / Agra / London
Posts: 2,031
Thanked: 214 Times
Default

This is ridiculous, I had been waiting to buy this car for long for my Mom. Wanted to get her an expensive hatch, but Skoda is out of their minds. Me not waiting anymore. Will probably buy the Swift Zxi or wait for the New Santro ( PA ).

I thought they were launching the Fabia around Sep - Oct. But this is again too long. Tata's 1 Lac Car I can understand the delay but not a car which has been selling for so long abroad. Simply Stupid on Skoda's Part I feel IMO. Cheers !!!

Last edited by vkochar : 8th September 2007 at 11:21.
vkochar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 11:43   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,717
Thanked: 425 Times
Default

Could it be possible that VW is arm twisting Skoda into delaying and possibly scrapping plans to launch the Fabia?

If, after the auto show, Skoda starts talking about poor response to the Fabia then we will know for sure whats going on behind the scenes.
amit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 11:50   #12
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,729
Thanked: 89,226 Times
Default

Well, the Expo will give them better exposure, wont it? I am not worried about yet another delay as I am about the pricing. Hope they price it competitively.

Quote:
Originally Posted by devarshi84 View Post
can we officially call it India's latest car? How long has it been postponed?
Good one!
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 13:59   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 153 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amit View Post
Could it be possible that VW is arm twisting Skoda into delaying and possibly scrapping plans to launch the Fabia?
Well they couldn't have been arm twisting them for the past 8-9 years!! I think it's just Skoda that's been shooting itself in the foot, year after year.

And even today we don't know when it is actually going to be launched while the bigger question of Pricing & whether it will be worth it or not still remain unanswered.
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 14:09   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
vikram_d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,380
Thanked: 936 Times
Default

VW arm twisting Skoda. Please explain.
vikram_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2007, 14:54   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
MaserQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,156
Thanked: 51 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theMAG View Post
They'll need all the exposure they can get if they're to sell a few numbers of their highly premium Swift-resembling hatch for the estimated Rs 7.5-8.5 lakhs price.
Skoda has to take a long hard look at the above figures and return to the real world.
MaserQ 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
Honda may postpone launch of new Civic, discontinue Accord in India arup.misra The Indian Car Scene 119 1st July 2015 23:14
Pathetic service from Skoda and Fabia woes. EDIT : Got FULL refund from Skoda Gaurav Mathur Indian Car Dealerships 80 11th August 2010 01:49
Landrover To Lauch Freelander On Sep 22, 2009 EDIT: Now launched brakehorsepower The Indian Car Scene 38 29th September 2009 11:10
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 01:23.

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