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Old 21st July 2018, 21:13   #61
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Is a petrol SUV that popular in our country? If anyone in the forum can share the numbers of petrol SUVs sold vs the diesel SUVs. I am sure it would be in 30:70 ratio for petrol:diesel (only SUVs). A petrol only strategy for sedan can be dealt with, but for SUVs it has to be diesel.

And to answer to "are we prepared to pay 1.6 lakhs INR for diesel SUV" for me would be heck yeah, if the engine is that good and the car overall is worth the money
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Another facelift on the cards for the current gen Polo and Vento?

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The next minor change for the VW Polo and VW Vento should revolve around cosmetic enhancements at the front and equipment revisions. No mechanical changes are expected with interior changes likely limited to new textiles and colours.
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Presenting the T CROSS- Exposed and ready for unveil.

Rivaling the current crop of C-SUV's in India,expect the car to carry the same design cues when it will debut in 2020 . Expect Skoda version of the compact to be Visually different ( Vision X concept)

T cross is unmistakably a VW - with SUV design traits - such as the grille - the T-Cross should stand out at the bottom of the brand's line-up. Essentially, the T-Cross is a Polo SUV, but it hasn't taken any of its design direction from the firm's supermini.

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The T-Cross looks good from the front and side profiles. But the rear has a very striking resemblance to the Polo. I also hope the dimensions are not too compact.

When I saw the Tiguan in person, it did not look bigger than a Creta. So hope VW does make the T-Cross in the right dimensions.
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Skoda redesigns sales and service operations in India ensures to more transparency.

To take its India 2.0 Project to the next level, Skoda Auto India has re-branded its entire sales and service network pan India.

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As part of the re-branding exercise, Skoda has introduced the 'My Skoda mobile application to provide a single window interface between a Skoda customer and the brand. It is also deploying digital tools like PPSO and Auto Part to ensure transparency in part pricing, enhanced quality of job work, optimum spare stocking, and reduced TAT
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To facilitate 24x7 customer support services and enhanced customer interactions, Skoda Auto has also introduced an AI-enabled Chat Bot on its website. On the service front, iService will enable a tablet-based standardized service consultation process. The company will continue to offer its 4 Year Service Care offering which includes 4 Year Warranty, 4 Year Road Side Assistance and optional 4 year Maintenance Package.
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Gordon Calder - the man involved in the development of new-gen Tata Motors
products such as the Tiago and Nexon - will assume the role of vice-president and head of engineering for VW Group’s ambitious India 2.0 project

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It looks like skoda is at least becoming more responsive when it comes to test drives and enquiries which was not the case 4 years ago (I was refused a TD of octavia and so I went and bought a jetta).

Raised a request for TD through skoda website, got a call back from call center within 10 minutes and the dealer called me yesterday and arranged a test drive of kodiaq today.. lets see how that goes

Hyundai was still better as they got the tucson for TD within a day of asking.

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Skoda appoints Pavel Richter as Production Tech Director of India 2.0 project from Nov. 01 2018.

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Volkswagen has pulled the wraps off T Cross - 3 different cars for Europe , China and South America.

A derivative of the T Cross will be the answer to Hyundai's Creta in 2020 in India - Will be different in styling from the already revealed ones.

EU Model

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China market - This model is based on a modified version of the MQB A0 architecture.

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S American Model - This model is based on a modified version of the MQB A0 architecture.

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A very detailed wall around if you are interested in the product. It might not be the version we are getting.

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Skoda KOSMIQ is likely to be the small CUV which will join VW's T Cross that is built on the MQB-A0 Platform.

A spin-off of this will come to India as the brand's first CUV in mid 2020.

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The production of Skoda Kosmiq will start in July next year, in order to start marketing in September 2019. The car will share the MQB platform (model A0) with the Twin seats Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross , but the space in the passenger compartment and for the boot should be greater, despite the almost identical length of about 410 cm.
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The car currently known under the names Polar or Anuq , could be marketed as Skoda Kosmiq .

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Known news being formalized.

VW lines up 4 models under India 2.0 project from 2021. CUV and Sedans in the product mix.

- The four models include a SUV and a sedan under the Volkswagen brand and the same for Skoda.

-The first of these models could be launched in or around March 2021

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these models will be based on VW's MQB platform and there will badge engineering. The SUV could also be the Volkswagen T-Cross. The plan apparently is to launch one model every six months. The first of these models could be launched in or around March 2021. VW's India 2.0 plan also involves building its India base further as an export hub. A set of four left hand drive models (two each for Skoda and VW) will also be produced by 2022.
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More details of the VAG future products for India . No diesel variants planned.

Skoda CUV( Vision X-based )----> VW CUV(T Cross)---> Skoda sedan ( Rapid replacement)--> VW Virtus

CUV's : No diesel powertrain, possible CNG variants.

1.5-litre TSI petrol : 130 hp, and priced under 20 lakhs, ` 4.19 m l and will rival Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier , Nissan Kicks, etc

T Cross will likely be similar to the Brazilian variant, will have parts shared between the 2 CUV's.

Sedans: Powered by the same 1.5-litre TSI petrol, and will have no diesel engines on offer.

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More details of the VAG future products for India . No diesel variants planned.

Skoda CUV( Vision X-based )----> VW CUV(T Cross)---> Skoda sedan ( Rapid replacement)--> VW Virtus

CUV's : No diesel powertrain, possible CNG variants.

1.5-litre TSI petrol : 130 hp, and priced under 20 lakhs, ` 4.19 m l and will rival Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier , Nissan Kicks, etc

T Cross will likely be similar to the Brazilian variant, will have parts shared between the 2 CUV's.

Sedans: Powered by the same 1.5-litre TSI petrol, and will have no diesel engines on offer.

Surprising! Why no Diesel engines? Purely because of the emission scandal?

This could be very risky for Skoda and VW. In spite of the recent skew towards petrol, Skoda has a higher sales of diesels. This is because the market understands that Skoda does not make good efficient petrol engines and does have decently powered diesels. So if they decide not to launch the diesels, then there better be competitive turbo petrol engines on offer, else its game over for Skoda and VW even before it actually begins!

Also, I do not understand this reasons for completely avoiding diesels. India as a market will have a decent diesel market for the next 5-7 years at least. Skoda and VW are already struggling for market share, why narrow your customer base even further? Rather should they not bring in a diesel, maybe have more petrol engine options and slowly phase out diesels when the time is right?
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Surprising! Why no Diesel engines? Purely because of the emission scandal?
The business case doesn't support the local development of a BS VI diesel engine, hence for improving the local content they be locally producing the 1.0L and 1.5 TSI engines that will be powering all their products(<~ 20 lakhs) and meeting the upcoming BS VI norms.


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The current 1.5-litre TDI diesel that does duty in many VW and Skoda models won't be part of the line-up as it can't be upgraded to meet BS-VI standards

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