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Old 21st May 2005, 01:43   #31
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i got that car it is definately not the new Skoda Octavia but the Skoda fabia.



2005 Skoda Octavia



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and the biggest clues is the fuel lid.see this on 2005 Octavia.



the taillights edge also dois not match with the round visible edge in the spy pic.if it was octavia then the left end of the tail light must not be visible.belive me i am sure it is the fabia 3-box version that Skoda was going to launch in mid-2005.i think they have changed the rear bumper(made it taller) and taillight design a bit for india.

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Old 21st May 2005, 01:49   #32
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Not a new Sonata or a Civic, that's for sure!

All RHD Octavias seem to have the lid on the right, and vice-versa. So my vote goes to the new Skoda Octavia.

The hatchback you saw could be the Toyota Yaris. Atleast two have been spotted in Bangalore.
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Guyz...i think its a Fabia now...compare these 2 pics



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Old 21st May 2005, 01:56   #34
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i got that car it is definately not the new Skoda Octavia but the Skoda fabia.
Hey Merve....that's a cool post...yeah it is a Fabia....
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i think now time has come for the city to say goodbye to the topspot on the sales chart.
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i think now time has come for the city to say goodbye to the topspot on the sales chart.
Only if Skoda comes out with some agressive pricing. In all the reviews I have read....the expected price was mentioned as 8.0-8.5 Lacs...at that price the Fabia would not really trouble City.....
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Hey team there still are some small things that indicate it to be the Octy than the fabia. Look at the door handles, in boh the pics that guzzler and merve posted, the Fabia shows black door handles. Also the boot top resembles the golden octy pic. But am not sure now
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But am not sure now
Yes even i am confused . May be its a blend of both .lol.


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i think now time has come for the city to say goodbye to the topspot on the sales chart.
I wish it happensooner than later , but it may take time for people to get used to the design of the fabia .

p.s If the NHC's design can be a hit in india , i dont see any reason why fabia can't be a smash hit , but ya all depends on the pricing .

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I too guess thats the new Octy. May be with a 1.9 PDi wooww!!!
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Hey team there still are some small things that indicate it to be the Octy than the fabia. Look at the door handles, in boh the pics that guzzler and merve posted, the Fabia shows black door handles. Also the boot top resembles the golden octy pic. But am not sure now
what the door handles?they come in body color in to versions.also see the shape of the Furl lid.it cannot be an octy.the rear lights are simply not similar.and also were is the sharp ridge on the side.to remove that one will have to condiderably change the dies.if u see very minutely even the door in new octavia is not flared as with the one in the picture.the tires also seem too small and skiny for the octavia.the picture is take from the rear quater hence it looks big.

anyways only time will tell.
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Old 21st May 2005, 03:46   #41
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How long will it take to reach show rooms?
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Quote:
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i got that car it is definately not the new Skoda Octavia but the Skoda fabia.
2005 Skoda Octavia



Spy shot photo



2005 Skoda Fabia
the taillights edge also dois not match with the round visible edge in the spy pic.if it was octavia then the left end of the tail light must not be visible.belive me i am sure it is the fabia 3-box version that Skoda was going to launch in mid-2005.i think they have changed the rear bumper(made it taller) and taillight design a bit for india.

pics copyright:germancarfans.com
Merve, you did an extremely good analysis, but look closely at the angle of the rear windsheild. Its extremely raked in the cammo car but much more upright in the Fabia sedan. Therefore the cammo car is NOT the Fabia sedan.
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It looks more like the 2005 Skoda Octy.But the fuel-lid on the left side says a different story altogether......

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Notice the tail-lamp cluster. In the spy pic it ends way before the bumper. Now compare the Octavia with the Fabia pic. The Fabia tail-lamp cluster ends where the bumper begins, while the Octy doesn't.

Also the spy pic, as MPower mentioned shows the windshield to be more raked, which isn't the case in the Fabia.

Looks like the A5 Octy to me.

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I think its an Octy, the camera angles look a bit distorted.

focus saloon has a third window
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