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Old 17th June 2011, 15:22   #166
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I think Felicia is the smaller sedan, to compete with Etios/Brio (when it launches). No plans to launch it as of now I guess.
Very true, but Rapid is also a small sedan. So using the name is a possibility. And currently Felicia is not in production. In the Brio/Etios Liva segment, they already have the Fabia.

OT: And some reports say that the smaller hatch (below Fabia) will be called the Youngster. Another masterpiece of a name after the Superb!
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^^True. The smaller hatch will most probably be called "Youngster". Its based on the Roomster platform, I've been told.

So Skoda does that for model names too. I thought, weird names were limited to colors only .
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the felicia was global predecessor to fabia.
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the felicia was global predecessor to fabia.

The Moment i saw Sidindica Post on the Thread, i was almost expecting to see the images of the Rapid. Cmon Sid, do some magic and show us the car. Also isnt the new Laura/Octavia around the corner too? I expect the car to show up testing in some part of the world.
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Felicia was Skoda's car before the VW group took over Skoda. The going joke in the UK about the Felicia was - "How do you double its value?" Ans - "You fill it up with petrol."
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An update: Skoda has apparently run into some copyright issues with the name "Rapid", so the name will most likely be changed. No idea what the likely monickers are though.

My source says that production commences around end-August, so expect a launch 12 weeks from then- around festive season time.
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OK- I hear that it's virtually confirmed that the new sedan from Skoda will be called the Lauretta.

A silly name if I heard one and the similarity with the Laura is baffling.

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OK- I hear that it's virtually confirmed that the new sedan from Skoda will be called the Lauretta.

A silly name if I heard one and the similarity with the Laura is baffling.

Mods- time for another title change

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And what is that supposed to mean?

A mini-Laura?

I'd forgotten to bring this up before, but is the new 'Lauretta' an Indian specific car, or will it be assembled and imported to other parts of the world, like South East Asia or South Africa or South America perhaps?
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Hahah... Laurrete !!
I wanna hear people pronounce this one !
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OK- I hear that it's virtually confirmed that the new sedan from Skoda will be called the Lauretta.

A silly name if I heard one and the similarity with the Laura is baffling.

Mods- time for another title change

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Awesome! But I am not surprised. Skoda should have employed the most innovative minded folks in their nomenclature department.

I guess Felicia was better in comparison
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^^ I like Felicia, though someone misheard that as something else causing much mirth at a recent T-BHP meet . You can connect the dots.

@suhaas307, "Lauretta: son of Laura" was the first thought that came to mind when I heard the name . Maybe I been watching too much LOTR.
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Why Skoda Why??? As if the name Laura was not enough. Whats with Skoda and weird names? Lauretta? Seriously? That is by far the weirdest name I've heard so far!

@Noop: Now, looking at this one, I think Felicia was a much better name!
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Hahah... Laurrete !!
I wanna hear people pronounce this one !
I had to search and bring out this reply by Sam

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/hatchb...tml#post448624

On topic ; Octavia was the best name they have/had and its time Skoda team got versed with Indian language
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What was wrong with Skoda Rapid...brilliant sounding name imho.
Laurette is a bad enough name to make someone want to avoid buying the car.
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It's Lauretta, people.

"Rapid" is apparently registered by some other company in India.
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