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Old 4th January 2008, 15:09   #121
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I doubt whether India is matured enough for premium hatch taxis.

Boot is considered must here to be on the premium side. I do not see much Swift Diesel taxis in Bangalore eventhough it gives good mileage.
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I doubt whether India is matured enough for premium hatch taxis.

Boot is considered must here to be on the premium side. I do not see much Swift Diesel taxis in Bangalore eventhough it gives good mileage.
With the Indigo Diesel and the Logan Diesel offering the extra space and a boot for a similar/lower (?) price, dont really see fleet owners investing in a premium hatch. In addition, taxi's outside the metro's are quite focused on highway travel. In this scenario, the additional capacity offered by a boot may be more important to customers than the additional comfort of a premium hatch
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Old 4th January 2008, 16:53   #123
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The Diesel fabia comes in three variants-
Classic - 7.12 lacs OTR Delhi
Ambient - 7.98 lacs OTR Delhi &
Elegant - 8.53 lacs OTR Delhi

Source Bhasin Motors Mathura Road Dealer New Delhi
Any thoughts on how reliable this information is Vijit?

Folks, has someone else also heard similar numbers?
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Old 4th January 2008, 17:27   #124
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Hi everybody

This is my first post .i have some interesting pics to share .Went today to local skoda dealer Fabia was on display in 3 colors.I had a look at all the three models.No test drive was available but i found the overall package quite good.Right now im in office i will post the pics once i get back home .


Price according to Krishna Automobiles:-

Classic - 6.58 lacs OTR Chandigarh
Ambient -7.35lacs OTR Chandigarh
Elegant - 7.90 lacs OTR Chandigarhcheers:
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Have they started test drive of the Fabia in Mumbai saw one(silver color ) near Lalbaugh today morning at around 11.30
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there are only 3 variants of FABIA coming on 9th Jan confirmed with local skoda dealer
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there are only 3 variants of FABIA coming on 9th Jan confirmed with local skoda dealer
Even a dealer I spoke to me in Mumbai mentioned that only three variants would be coming out. Whilst he mentioned the three higher variants by name, he didn't say anything about the Active. This is at odds with the four varients mentioned in the brochure, which mentions four variants including the Active. The brochure is available on this link http://www.fabiafeelspecial.com/skodafabia.pdf in case anyone wants to have a look (warning: its a 10mb pdf file)
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you are rite jaibir i had a look at all the variants today the base model is the Classic with all black interiors ,Front Airbags ,Defogger,Only central locking though key is available in classic and in the rest 2 models remote like Laura is there.
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Here are some pics which i took today during my visit to SKoda showroom.There were 3 Fabia'a lined up

First one --Red (Classic version)




Side look -------





Second One was the Black Fabia(Ambient version)





And the last One Silver Fabia(Elegant) with projector Headlamps




NOw here are some shots of interiors and rear boot space
























i insisted the salesguy for a TD but he said not possible before official launch 9th Jan .
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Old 5th January 2008, 05:02   #130
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I wonder why Skoda chose not to release the pretty colors they have in their inventory in India. Check the following images. None of these colors are available in India unfortunately. Also the well advertised tangerine orange is not available either.





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Could it be that these are some different finish, like pearlescent, maybe?
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Hi Speedzack
Thank you for the information. I am very much interested in the Fabia. I have a choice between the Fusion and the Fabia. I was dissappointed by the ground clearance of Fabia (146 mm) which is lesser than a Maruti 800. If you could please clarify this?

Thanks Maverick for the pics. The Petrol Price as quoted by Hyderabad Dealer starts at 6.5L to 8L with a difference of 75K in each variant. I dont know why Skoda is not ready to showcase the product they have to sell. The dealers are tight lipped even about the specs. Very Funny indeed!

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A speedo runnin up to 240kmph! Thats rather optimistic
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If they launch all these colours now, then what colour will they launch the RS and LnK versions in?

Nice pics maverick555, i see Skoda's speedo is way optimistic having been calibrated all the way to 240
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Could it be that these are some different finish, like pearlescent, maybe?
Not just the finish but the color also looks totally different than what is offered in India. Yes, they look very shiny too.
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