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Old 3rd June 2008, 00:34   #16
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I'm extremely skeptical about Skoda's ability to handle large volumes of customers in India.
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By any stretch of imagination, that is a very very conservative estimation.
I agree MQ but they don't sell at 8, won't sell at 10 & if the news is right I don't know what their management is smoking right now.
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First they need to learn how to price a product and how make it affordable to maintain ( read spare part cost and after sales and service ).

1.6 petrol will be in NHC territory and that wont be good for sales. Others have better value for money.

Cant imagine the cost of 1.9 D that would be from Octavia.
The diesel is not the one which does duty on the octavia

octavia has 4 cylinder 2 valves, while the fabia engine will be a 16v engine ( 4 cylinder)

Using High quality and strong build , i dont think they can ever learn how to price a product until they see how hyundai works ( Quality better than Suzuki, Tata) without too high costs.
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Felicia is dead and gone. It was based on the old Mk4 Golf I think. Octy replaced it. It was the Felicia that revived the company.
Felicia was Skoda's last non VW based car, later gota VW engine
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The diesel is not the one which does duty on the octavia

octavia has 4 cylinder 2 valves, while the fabia engine will be a 16v engine ( 4 cylinder)

Using High quality and strong build , i dont think they can ever learn how to price a product until they see how hyundai works ( Quality better than Suzuki, Tata) without too high costs.
Thanks for the info. Good to hear that they are bringing in engine options that are on offer in Europe. But price remains the key! Wonder when they'll increase localisation.

Remember I had asked about the Fabia estate? Any news about that one?
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Old 4th June 2008, 11:32   #21
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Felicia was Skoda's last non VW based car, later gota VW engine
Earlier the superb was based on the passat's platform
The New superb( as the company claims) is on a completely different platform but the engines will be VW's
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Earlier the superb was based on the passat's platform
The New superb( as the company claims) is on a completely different platform but the engines will be VW's
New Passat/superb is based on the golf/ laura with a transverse engine layout. Earlier Passat/Superb was similar to the A4 with a longitudanal engine and very nose heavy.

New A4 continues this although engine is set back a bit
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New Passat/superb is based on the golf/ laura with a transverse engine layout. Earlier Passat/Superb was similar to the A4 with a longitudanal engine and very nose heavy.

New A4 continues this although engine is set back a bit
New or rather the present generation Passat/Superb are based on extended Golf/Laura platform.

Earlier and most of the generations of Passat were based on Audi A4. Now the latest Audi A4 has its front wheel moved a bit forward for better dynamics.
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New or rather the present generation Passat/Superb are based on extended Golf/Laura platform.

Earlier and most of the generations of Passat were based on Audi A4. Now the latest Audi A4 has its front wheel moved a bit forward for better dynamics.
Are n't you saying the same thing in a different way ?
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Are n't you saying the same thing in a different way ?
In the first part, yes its the same about the present generation Passat/Superb are based on extended Golf/Laura platform.

But in case of Audi A4 the point I was making is that the front wheel moves 154mm forward ( correct me if the mm figure is wrong ). Where as you have mentioned that the engine is set back.
Note: Initially I was also under the impression about new A4 as you.
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In the first part, yes its the same about the present generation Passat/Superb are based on extended Golf/Laura platform.

But in case of Audi A4 the point I was making is that the front wheel moves 154mm forward ( correct me if the mm figure is wrong ). Where as you have mentioned that the engine is set back.
Note: Initially I was also under the impression about new A4 as you.
A wheelbase extension has been made by moving the front differential in front of the front axle. So if I understood that correctly the movement of the engine towards the back is true as well the movement of the front wheel forward

P.S Got to find another word instead of front, too many fronts in my post

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Well, i am just waiting desperately for the Fabia 1.9 Tdi or the Verna Automatic!
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4 weeks ago I spok to a very reliable/senior source at the Skoda factory, and they state that the Superb will be here by November 08...he said the Diesel will be the 2.8 TDI...cheers:I am not sure why he said that as the 2 liter TDI performance figures (8.8 secs to 100km/60mph) are better than current 2.5 Ltr V6 TDI...if ture this would be one heck of a fast diesel...he seemed very confident and he is a very senior guy.

I will cathc up with him agian as I have his mobile and recheck to see if info is consistant...will keep you guys updated.
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And what will the prices of the 1.9 & 1.6 Fabias be?? 10L on-road I suppose?
10L for a non auto hatch?
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I've never heard of a V6 2.8TDI VAG engine. It used to be a 2.5 TDI and its now a 3 or 3.2.

I think its a 2.8 V6 petrol that the dealer is refering to. Why would they launch 2 diesels and no petrol? the 2.0 TDI is their common rail motor and comes 140 and 170 bhp versions.
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