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Old 10th January 2020, 08:18   #151
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Here is Skoda's plan for 2020,

Speculated 5 Models:

1. Skoda Karoq ( BS6-compliant 150hp, 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox)

2. Skoda vRS 245

3. Rapid Facelift ( a new BS6-compliant, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that will replace the current car’s 1.6-litre MPI petrol unit.)

4. Superb Face-lift

5. New Octavia
The Five models from Skoda are ( minor correction from above list)

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Skoda Vision (URL) seems like a good move from Skoda. The Seltos and Creta twins have monopolized the >4m SUV segment and there is need for some serious competition there. With Honda cancelling the HR-V and giving a walkover - this is definitely good news for the consumers shopping in this segment in terms of an additional choice.

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2019 ŠKODA sales:

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In India, ŠKODA delivered a total of 15,100 vehicles in 2019 (2018: 17,200 vehicles; -12.3%). The car manufacturer was able to grow in December, delivering 1,800 vehicles, which is 17.2% above the level of the same period last year (December 2018: 1,500 vehicles).
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ŠKODA deliveries in 2019 (in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in per cent compared to 2018):

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OCTAVIA continues to be the bestseller; demand for SUV models remains high
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (363,700; -6.3 %)
ŠKODA FABIA (172,800; -9.5 %)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (171,800; +15.1 %)
ŠKODA KAROQ (152,700; +32.0 %)
ŠKODA RAPID (142,100; -25.8 %)
ŠKODA SUPERB (104,800; -24.2 %)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (64,600; +131.8 %)
ŠKODA SCALA (39,100; –)
ŠKODA CITIGO (only sold in Europe: 31,200; -20.3 %)

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Škoda Auto gives India its first Car Flash Mob.

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Flash Mobs are known for their unexpected appearance, a sense of surprise, and, of course, the aspect of musicality and performance. Usually, it involves a group of people making their sudden appearance at a public place, generally crowded, and performing to a groovy tune.



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Don't expect Sun-roof as variant for VAG cars in the mass market segment. Rightly so Zac has his views on it....

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Sunroofs are quite awesome when there are no children/adults standing out from it. India is hot "mostly" and sunroof is a way to let the heat escape while not taking in all that pipe exhaust.
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Skoda Vision IN teased,




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ŠKODA further details out the VISION IN,

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› Concept study for Indian market with distinctive ŠKODA grille featuring illuminated crystalline twin ribs and logo

› Compact SUV study’s centre console and dashboard characterised by crystalline elements

› Presentation of ŠKODA VISION IN at Auto Expo 2020 from 5 to 12 February 2020 in New Delhi

ŠKODA VISION IN shows, among other things, a ŠKODA grille with prominent twin ribs outlined in crystal. The twin ribs and the ŠKODA logo above them can be illuminated, creating an impressive front look in tandem with split LED headlights. Crystalline elements also set visual accents in the interior of the VISION IN, for example on the gear selector button in the centre console, under the virtual cockpit and in the form of a new crystalline element on the dashboard. The seat covers have eye-catching decorative seams, and the multifunction leather steering wheel features the knurl wheels in line with ŠKODA’s new operating concept.

The VISION IN is the first vehicle based on the MQB-A0-IN version of the modular transverse toolkit that ŠKODA has developed specifically for India in response to the wishes of its customers in the region. In the future, various ŠKODA and Volkswagen models will be created on this new localised sub-compact platform

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This looks absolutely fantastic! If the production version looks half as good as this, then what an exciting battle we have on the cards. Seltos & Creta vs. the Vision IN.
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The VAG group companies can reduce complexities by sharing parts in a way few other companies can even dream of.

If the A0-IN platform can carry forward the good bits of the current gen cars (build quality, handling), they absolutely can come back into the Indian auto scene in a big way. Provided they're supported well by the service centers, which is still uncharted territory for Skoda.
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Looks similar to Kamiq but still stunning. Hoping to see the production version soon. It's going to be an exciting battle.
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I am putting out my neck here and saying that we are looking probably at a Creta/Seltos killer. Obviously, it will depend on features and pricing but this car has all the ingredients to be a blockbuster, particularly if it comes with the 1.5 TSI 150 bhp engine. I am also excited about the Indian version of the VW TCross.

Looks like the VW/Skoda twins are going to take the fight to the Korean twins while the Japanese have completely given up.
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Don't expect Sun-roof as variant for VAG cars in the mass market segment. Rightly so Zac has his views on it....

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Zac Hollis is absolutely right. This obsession with sunroof is really beyond my comprehension in India, and other than snob value and possibly a greater sense of airiness (only on those models with really large sunroofs), it does precious little. Personally, I see no use of it and dont want it on any of my cars.

And not to mention - kids sticking out of open sunroofs all the time while irresponsible parents or drivers are nonchalant about it. Scares the bejesus out of me each time I see this!

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Don't expect Sun-roof as variant for VAG cars in the mass market segment. Rightly so Zac has his views on it....
I used to be in this boat but now owning a few models with the sunroof, I definitely see value in it.

1) It makes the cabin lighter and I almost always have this opened (without the shutter that is, but closed otherwise) for the light alone. Only from around 1100-1500 if am driving, I close it.

2) We also get periods of good weather, esp if you live in Blr, go on hill drives or even in hot muggy Chennai, these nights when am driving after 2300 Hrs, it is AC off, windows half down and the roof open

3) When the car has been parked under the sun (msotly in this 1100-1500 region), opening up the sunroof and windows drives down the heat very quickly, far more effectively than if it was the windows only doing this duty.

I don't see any demerits to a sunroof.

Kids (or even adults) sticking their heads out while it might appear fun and glam, is an absolute no no though, so on that I agree.
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