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Old 3rd September 2011, 07:06   #226
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It is what Kareena Kapoor goes through in 3 Idiots when she hears 'Phunsukh Wangdu'. C'mon Skoda, Lauretta?! Looking at the car the name should have been Fabiento or Ventbia. I was fine with Rapid, really!
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Here is a teaser of the Skoda MissionL to be unveiled at this year's Frankfurt show.
SVP says "Will be a compact 5 door in Russia, China & Europe. 4 door sedan in India."
So it is NOT a Vento with the Fabia's face. Only shares it's underpinnings with the Vento.
IMO looks pretty sharp.
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Looks stunning ! If priced right, this has potential to do to Vento what Superb is doing to Passat and Laura to Jetta.
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this looks like the octavia3, doubt this will be the lauretta, it will be the next laura(octaviaIII)
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This looks fabulous but looks to me in the concept stage. What we are discussing here is something else. Lauretta is due to go on sale this festive season and the earlier pages has pictures of the car.
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this looks like the octavia3, doubt this will be the lauretta, it will be the next laura(octaviaIII)
I forgot to mention that SVP tagged it as the Lauretta. Maybe that is why they are calling it the MissionL. And anyway the Laura replacement will take some more time.

This will eventually take the place of the erstwhile Octavia in India.

Also the next-gen Laura will be called Octavia in India also.
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The photos are awesome. One sharp-looking car this is!! But with LED DRLs et al, I doubt if this will come to India as a Vento replacement. Looks more like the Laura replacement.
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I remember reading somewhere that the Lauretta will be the first Skoda with the new badge. Does anyone remember reading this anywhere?
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This is the next gen Laura/Octavia based on the Vision D concept. The good news is that the next gen octavia is around the corner and i cant wait to see it kick the Jetta in the backside.
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The above car is the Laura replacement. Just look at the side profile it gives a stark resemblance to new VW Jetta. It seems VW and Skoda are just making the front and rear look different from each other rest its all the same. Lauretta is the Vento for Skoda.
But the design looks great. Lets see whats the production car looks like.
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If it looks the snaps shown here, I'll take it even if it is called Kandasamy or Gabbar Singh. AWESOME! The side profile is to kill for!

I only pray and wish they don't a Fiesta. There is some hope since they can't outprice Vento.
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Here is a teaser of the Skoda MissionL to be unveiled at this year's Frankfurt show.
SVP says "Will be a compact 5 door in Russia, China & Europe. 4 door sedan in India."
So it is NOT a Vento with the Fabia's face. Only shares it's underpinnings with the Vento.
IMO looks pretty sharp.
Now that is when Skoda says : 'bring it on!'
Truly fitting in on today's current gen European cars. At first look I thought it was the A4.
Nice!

But that is definitely not the Lauretta.
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This is the next gen Laura/Octavia based on the Vision D concept. The good news is that the next gen octavia is around the corner and i cant wait to see it kick the Jetta in the backside.
Octavia III(Next Laura) will be based on next gen VW Golf, which will be released only after the new Golf comes out.

Lauretta is Vento in Skoda clothing, this is not a bad thing considering Vento is a very competent car.
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Octavia III(Next Laura) will be based on next gen VW Golf, which will be released only after the new Golf comes out.

Lauretta is Vento in Skoda clothing, this is not a bad thing considering Vento is a very competent car.

Sir while you may be correct, i dont think the spy shots of the Lauretta and the renderings look anything like the concept being shown at Frankfurt. The concept looks like its based on the Vision D concept. Also, the nose on the concept is striking and the nose spied on the Lauretta is almost Fabia like!!

Is it possible that Skoda is misguiding all of us in India by testing a car with a added on nose and not the original planned nose as seen in the concept? VW group is known for brilliant camo jobs.
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