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Old 20th July 2013, 13:09   #16
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^ This is the best render & IMO looks almost like a baby Q7 out there
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How about this for the Snowman / Grand Yeti

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The future Grand Skoda Yeti ten points;

Crossover two and four wheel drive
Transport capacity from 5 to 7 seats
Designed on the basis of the future VW Tiguan
4.65 m long
Arrival around 2017
Petrol engines: from 122 to 210 hp
Diesel engines from 90 to 140 hp
Retractable seats in the floor (2nd and 3rd rows)
Park Assist system optional
Price: from € 30,000 *
* Estimate
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Going by Merc pricing in India, The GLA is not going to be cheap. By the looks of it, it mind end up in the same price bracket as the Honda CRV category. Pricing will be the key here if you are going to have the snowman, the tiguan and the Q3 all jostling for the same space. Personally i would not mind looking at the snowman as an upgrade from my current 4x4 ambient trim Yeti.
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Hope it comes with option to "deploy" 3rd row seats. If it is, I today know which is going to be my next car when the time is right. And no matter what the petrol prices are no other avatar than 210bhp will be considered.
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The Skoda Snowman SUV is one of the six fresh new models Skoda plans to bring by 2015.
Open your mind, half-close your eyes and look at the pic again...what do you see? Of course, the Q3 !!!

Smart move. This will increase the order volume (and reduce the unit cost) for body panels et al from the suppliers and make the Q3 a lot more profitable than it is today. Considering Q3, A4 and A6 are the mainstay lines for Audi, any reduction in part costs go straight to profit, of course. Good planning

So this is not so much a rival to Q3, but the "wingman"
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Smart move. This will increase the order volume (and reduce the unit cost) for body panels et al from the suppliers and make the Q3 a lot more profitable than it is today. Considering Q3, A4 and A6 are the mainstay lines for Audi, any reduction in part costs go straight to profit, of course. Good planning

So this is not so much a rival to Q3, but the "wingman"
Thats such a valid point there Contrapunto

This was the same case in earlier Skoda models like the Octavia too which was based on the Audi/VW Groups A4 (PQ 34) & A5 models (PQ35)
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Incidentally the Skoda Yeti Elegance is priced in India at an almost exactly equivalent price to its price in UK or Australia. So it actually is not over-priced at all by any stretch. I did the research prior to buying it.

This is one of the few cars which I was able to see, is priced this way, quite unlike the Q3, the X1, the Passat, the Fortuner, the Captiva and a host of other vehicles that one can list out.
Skoda actually actually provides an excellent opportunity for those of us who wish to participate in VW group technology without paying the prices of a brand like Audi. If you think about it, the excellent and much awarded 2.0 TDI does service in so many VW group vehicles, and Skoda possibly provides the most VFM options to the same. The same goes for some of the other VW group values, like build quality, for example. Unfortunately, even so, Skoda vehicles are still expensive for most of us. The Indian Rupee doesnt do much to help us either...
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With an exception of the front grill, which screams Skoda, it looks incredibly Audi-ish. The side profile, the curves, etc.

The >20 lakhs segment will become interesting with all the new action. The not so impressive BMW X1 will start seeing some much deserved competition.
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The wheel arches have quite resemblance to the Grand Cherokee(Refer Pic of the Blue car)
Side profile looks neat & meaty. Should be a successful player in india provided the pricing is right!
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A new large SUV is on the way from Skoda, to compete with new Hyundai Santa Fe SUV globally.

The new model is based on the largest version of the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform and is set to be a version of VW’s own CrossBlue SUV, due to be launched in 2015.

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It will be a class up from the VW Tiguan, and insiders suggest it will measure around 4.6m in length. It will be offered with five-seat and seven-seat configurations, and with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
The engine capacity is likely to be capped at 2.0-litre, four-cylinder units, with diesel-electric hybrid technology set to be offered. A 1.6-litre turbodiesel will be the base unit.

Skoda is also plotting a third SUV which will be a similar size to theSkoda Yeti. The new model, which is expected to form part of the Yeti family, will adopt a more traditional SUV appearance.
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...16-368093.aspx

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It is high time for Skoda India to start thinking about launching new service related initiatives as well. They may increase their product portfolio with introduction of newer cars but till such time they don't concentrate on service, their market share will never grow.

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Skoda Snowman SUV Production Could Start in 2015 at Kvasiny Factory.

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Skoda Snowman speculative renderings, to feature Rapid and Octavia styling.

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I dont think that the Snowman would have similar proportions to the Yeti. I f we go by the reports (and rumors) that abound the open source. Snowman would be the 7 seater variant with bigger proportions. So it may have to be launched above the A5 (PQ35) most likely in the PL/PQ 46 platform in the MLB/MLP configuration and slotted below the Q7 .
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The 7 seater will not be named Snowman - to be priced below Hyundai's Santa Fe

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The model will not be called Snowman, as reported widely on the Internet. ďItís a nice name but a fantasy name thatís been invented

Price pledge on new seven-seat Skoda SUV - Codenamed A Plus SUV, will be a rival to the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, but wonít reach the near-£40,000 price of flagship versions of the latter.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/skoda/8...seat-skoda-suv
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