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Old 7th July 2010, 09:17   #151
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My take they will not do it and say that the petrol one is the base variant, which would be in the 12-14L range.

Now there again, why a 1.2 TSI for 14L?
Well, if a 1.2 TSI POLO with the works in the UK retails for roughly 13 L, a Yeti with the features mentioned would definitely be comparable if not higher specced. So, I think we have to look beyond a pure displacement vs price comparison now. The market is moving beyond that. If we stick to that regime, we will keep crying ourselves hoarse especially as engine displacements are trending down the world over.
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I went to the new Skoda showroom in Gurgaon which had Yeti on Display, they do not have the car on display now. The Sales staff said the car will be launched in September in the price range of 16-17lacs.
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The Sales staff said the car will be launched in September in the price range of 16-17lacs.
Did they share any info on variants (TSI/TDI) and trim levels?
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Did they share any info on variants (TSI/TDI) and trim levels?
According to the sales staff only the TDi Manual variant is coming at the time of launch.
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@nilesh5417
it had come to the showroom

@anandpadhye
can't really comment on that since didn't drive it.
though the sales staff also had a little idea about it, they tried their best to confuse me between the hill decent control system and the power distribution system while explaining about the 4X4 drive system.
will write down once i drive it - next month.

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I spoke to Vinayak Cars in Bangalore regarding the Yeti. They say it will come at an approximate price of Rs 17 lakhs ex showroom Bangalore for one of the variants of a 2 litre Diesel. The car will come with 2 variants. At this price, it is dissappointing, and may end up with a Fabia kind of sales and a situation where they will see more cars in the showroom than on the roads. Is this the company that is selling the Superb?....
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Another perspective to prospective pricing.
When the new Corolla altis was being launched, all the dealers were consistently quoting the estimated price at around 14-16 lakhs ex-showroom. It was actually launched at much lower price. Some kind of reverse psychology at work.
Hopefully this is the case here too.
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Well, if a 1.2 TSI POLO with the works in the UK retails for roughly 13 L, a Yeti with the features mentioned would definitely be comparable if not higher specced. So, I think we have to look beyond a pure displacement vs price comparison now. The market is moving beyond that. If we stick to that regime, we will keep crying ourselves hoarse especially as engine displacements are trending down the world over.
Even I am of the same opinion. What I was thinking is that, how can one tune the same displacement spec for efficiency of a small car and at the same time also tune it differently to a mid-size SUV?
Assuming Yeti would call for good initial torque requirements.
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buddy the dealership in indore was quoting 9-12 lacs max for the corolla altis diesel. prices start from 12 lacs.
test drove one yesterday, nice car, handles well, slightly under powered but nothing to break the deal. was just about to finalise it, but the arrogance of the sales guy spoilt the mood. going for the laura now.
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buddy the dealership in indore was quoting 9-12 lacs max for the corolla altis diesel. prices start from 12 lacs.
test drove one yesterday, nice car, handles well, slightly under powered but nothing to break the deal. was just about to finalise it, but the arrogance of the sales guy spoilt the mood. going for the laura now.
Are you trying to say that the Corrola Altis diesel has been launched in Indore.

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Are you trying to say that the Corrola Altis has been launched in Indore.
The petrol one - yes, all over India, and that too a few years ago ;-)

The dialogue between the two was about the petrol one, even I was initially lost only to realize they were talking retrospectively

Edit - Just saw your edited post which has 'diesel' added
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not launched yet. launch date is 21st july. they have the car here for RTO clearance n blah blah. Would also be showcasing the car to people - deliveries start 26th july.

**still trying to get rid of the foul taste yesterday!
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Folks, this the Yeti thread and we are going off topic into Altis diesel. Please post here.
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Today i got a SMS from Gurudev motors informing me that YETI is at display in showroom next week 12-18 th July.

Bookings are also open.So how many from chennai to buy it?
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I saw the Yeti at Vinayak Cars, Bangalore on Friday. It was a piece from the German stable as the SP told me...it was a LHD. It had a 4x4 bading at the back and was a 2lt Diesel. The interiors were all black including the leather seats, with not too much gadgetry that i could make out. The luggage space was huge. Once inside the car, the seating is more Sedan like and does not have a commanding view of the road. The back seat is suited more for 4 than 5. The vehicle seems more like a Fusion with a Skoda skin. The quality of plastics were good though.


The pricing OTR will be Rs 22L as the SP told me. This is the price for the high end Laura L&K AT and the Superb 1.8TSI MT. Not sure if too many Yetis will be seen on the streets.....the 1.2TSI should have come in at around Rs 11L OTR or so to have any momentum for this product. The Fusion was perhaps ahead of its time and did not sell at around Rs 8L OTR not sure if Yeti will sell at 2.8 times the price although enginewise Yeti has more power.
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