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Old 28th February 2019, 07:13   #91
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I hope this is a typo
Unfortunately it is not. Atleast from the details in their webpage for the Kamiq.

http://www.skoda-auto.com/news/news-detail/kamiq

I always felt the Yeti to be short in height. Wonder how small this is going to look on Indian streets.

OT: It's good for handling though with a car like Dynamics.
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But the Kamiq has been in the Chinese market for sometime now? They had mentioned this during the presentation for the Scala.
This is from Topgear's report about new Kamiq

The exterior of the Kamiq is characterised by a wide radiator grille with double slats and distinct lines on the bonnet. It also features a compact side view, with large wheels measuring 16 to 18 inches and split LED headlights with daytime running lights. The car is 4,241 mm long and 1,793 mm wide and has a height of 1,531 mm. The wheelbase measures 2,651 mm. This is especially beneficial for the rear passengers who can enjoy 73 mm of knee room.

This is what I found in Skoda storyboard website about Kamiq China :
With compact dimensions, the new ŠKODA KAMIQ is presented with a spacious interior typical of the brand. The body is 4,390 mm long, 1,781 mm wide and 1,593 mm high; the wheelbase is 2,610 millimetres. The mainstream city SUV is powered by a newly developed 1.5-litre petrol engine with 81 kW and a torque of up to 150 Nm. The ŠKODA KAMIQ is coupled with an automatic transmission and rolls up on 17-inch alloy wheels.

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Seems like the new Kamiq is one generation ahead.
( Sorry for the low quality pictures.)

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Given how short it is, this is going to look a lot like the first generation BMW X1 and the Mercedes GLA, i. e., more of a station wagon look than an SUV.
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Here is a short review video of the new Kamiq by Mat.

The design of the cap of windscreen washer tank shown in video is simply clever and unfortunately the only thing that I liked in the car.
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Skoda KAMIQ @ the World Premiere in Geneva,

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VW Group seems to have received Rs. 500 Cr fine from NGT.

Here is the story

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ive_share_tray

Wow, that is a huge fine. I wonder how it would effect the brand's operation in India.
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The toughest years for VAG ahead in India till 2021.

Refreshes for existing products are coming soon, till the time the products from MQB A0 platform is launched.

Volkswagen Group India head Gurpratap Boparai:

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- It is a tough couple of years in front of us, but we do have certain measures on the existing products (refreshes) that will make them interesting and relevant.

- Priority is to address the local requirements first and then balance-out our capacity with exports

-Dealer viability - There are certain dealers that are in distress. We will see how to help them get out of that.

- Electrics -the economics of small electric cars don’t work. If it’s purely for penalty avoidance and to meet CO2 targets, then yes, some companies will do that.
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Volkswagen's next New Product for India - T Cross,

T Cross for India,

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In India, the model will get a longer wheelbase and more legroom at the back, thanks to the modified MQB A0 IN platform for our market. The rear seats on the T-Cross will be adjustable and can be moved back and forth. Boot space on the European-spec T-Cross is 385 litres, which is quite adequate for a car of this size.
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One of the highlights of the SUV, and something that will make it to India, will be the all-digital instrument cluster. Just like the ones on Audis, they can be customised to show just the dials, the navigation or the maps with a whole bunch of information on it. It works very well in daytime and is very bright and clear to read
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India will get a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder EVO TSI turbo-petrol engine under the T-Cross’ hood; this engine will churn out 130hp. Additionally, it will offer cylinder deactivation technology that will enhance the fuel economy by 10 percent. There will be no diesel engine on offer when the SUV makes it to Indian shores.
Expect it to come in 2 petrol variants, the other being the 1.0L TSI engine.

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At Skoda's Annual Press Conference 2019, it is highly visible of the VAG commitment to the Indian Market. A market that cannot be ignored and looks promising in the coming years.

- Reiterates the First product to be shown at the 2020 Delhi Auto Fair, and as such the product has been appreciated by the select viewers.


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Read this today in ET, Skoda Karoq to be launched in india in 2020

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/68640934.cms
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T Cross for India , finer details surfaces. No diesel variants but will get a choice of 2 petrol engines.

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VW T-Cross will be bigger on the inside yet cheaper to produce.
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The Indian car will not be built using expensive hot-stamped steel. There will be no vulcanised rubber bushings used in the front anti-roll bar (this helps reduce ‘play’ or ‘lag’ in the front suspension), the seats used on the Indian T-Cross won’t be as expensive as the European spec ones, the sliding second row bench that allows for variable boot space will be deleted, and the sealed-in bearing and hubs on the Indian models will be of a lower spec, too.

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-T-Cross is headed to India sometime in 2020-2021

- Will be similar to the Brazilian version with 2,651mm wheelbase. A substantial 90-100mm taller than the base European car, the car sold in India will also have longer doors and a more spacious cabin

-the Indian version of the car will have slightly higher ground clearance, which could be as much as 205mm

- T-Cross will get two petrol engines
The mainstay will be a 130hp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder EVO TSI.

The other engine that will be the 115hp, 1.0-litre TSI, a three-cylinder unit


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Volkswagen is considering CNG-powered Vehicles for India.

With diesels being ruled out for their smaller cars , the group is now shifting its focus on the CNG-powered cars which is, in their consideration, a potential option for the Indian auto space.

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Concerning this, a number of Volkswagen models with CNG options which, hereinafter, is named as the TGI powertrain, are in the pipeline to be launched in the international markets like Germany.
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EV is ruled out as of now considering it being not an attractive project for the Volkswagen brand in India due to high manufacturing costs and unclear government policies
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Mr. Zac Hollis, Director, Sales and Marketing gives on insight to the VAG's future line-up for India.

- No To Budget Cars; CNG A Possibility. ( Polo ?)

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the discussion is - is it right for the brand to go below the Rapid? To do that, we'd have to come way below the Rs 10 lakh mark, say Rs 5-7 lakh. And it's a very competitive environment
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No one would want to buy our Octavia and Superb if we sell a Rs 5 lakh or Rs 7 lakh car beside it
- The world premiere for the SUV in India is slated to happen in 2020 ( Indian Version of KAMIQ ?) - Expect T Cross to follow post the Skoda SUV.

- Product launch in early 2021

- End 2021 will come the Notchback ( VIRTUS / Rapid( SCALA) ?)

- Product differentiate will be the key between Skoda and VW

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The product differentiation will be starker than today, for sure. It’s a massive change. The engineers and designers have done a fantastic job of differentiating the cars. The interiors, particularly, look completely different.
- Superb, Kodiaq and Octavia, and new launches will extend the portfolio to six.

- Karoq for the Indian market now, by early 2020

- There will be two more products, and this is just the beginning ( T ROC - ALLSPACE ?)

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But, there will be many more on the same platform in the future. That’s the key message.
- More outlets, from 68 --> 138

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We will be adding dealerships in tier two, three and four cities too because we will have cars with better market potential in these cities. At the moment, with our product portfolio, it wouldn't make much business sense to have dealers in these cities. But with India 2.0, it makes perfect business sense to have dealers there. So this is why we're expanding our dealer network
-Confidence building starts with service experiences and the dealer.

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won't tolerate dealers that don't live up to the expectation in terms of service. And I won't tolerate dealers that aren’t being fair and transparent to customers. I won't tolerate that any longer. Because our brand reputation can be destroyed by two or three experiences or two or three dealers.
- No Hybrids for India - CNG's are a possibility.


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there's not enough capacity for the demand in Europe. So, it's unlikely that we will bring the hybrids into India
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All manufacturers have to meet average CO2 emissions as per the CAFE Norms, in 2022-23 and to do that, we will need to look at alternative fuel technology. We have no choice
- Pricing

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Our cars will be competitive because we will be competitive. But our cars will also be high quality, very premium in terms of the design and interiors, but they will be competitive

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Volkswagen's next New Product for India - T Cross,

T Cross for India,







Expect it to come in 2 petrol variants, the other being the 1.0L TSI engine.

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One of my friend who drove the 1.0 TSI abroad says it is a much sweeter engine than the GT TSI. He says it will be another cult engine like the 1.2 TSI if it is launched in India
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Skoda Rapid with 1.0L TSI engine confirmed for 2020. Diesel power-train ruled out for smaller cars.

The petrol Rapid, for the first time, will get an option of a high-tech 7-speed DSG dual-clutch unit

This engine and power-train combination will power the new generation cars from the Group.

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