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Old 1st December 2018, 17:07   #76
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Well the future of the light duty vehicle market, till the electric cars take over is going to be with gasoline powered cars. BS-VI norms require the quantity of sulphur to be less than 10 ppm (parts per million) and refining diesel to that requirement is going to add more cost, which will further close the tiny price gap between the two fuels.

What's worse? Diesel cars need lot of additional components - SCR (selective catalytic reduction) an ammonia tank to reduce NOx emissions, and many other add-ons to comply with BS-VI requirements. These would further push the cost of manufacturing diesel engines to the extent that business case of buying a diesel for most of us would be negative. So the market for diesel vehicles for such light-duty applications is bound to shrink even further, and it makes sense for VW to not invest in them.
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VAG India plans,

- Specific products( tailored) for Indian market, ( keeping the overall DNA of the group)

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VAG India plans,

- Specific products( tailored) for Indian market, ( keeping the overall DNA of the group)
Skoda and VW should stop talking and making presentations and launch something quick ! 2021 is a long way ahead. By then Tata and Mahindra would have a series of new launches and Kia would have sort of established itself as a premium player, and its positioning would be very similar to VW and Skoda. Add to that the backing of Hyundai and the way they can build dealer network, it might be too late for Skoda and VW

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Skoda's CUV ( Vision X-based SUV ) teased ahead of its Geneva reveal.

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With the new crossover, the Czech brand is presenting another new model that will expand its SUV range, complementing the successful KODIAQ and KAROQ. A teaser image shows the vehicle’s silhouette – the first indication of what the future crossover model, which will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (5–17 March), will look like.
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The new ŠKODA model offers the best of two worlds. It combines the advantages of an SUV – raised seating position, better overview, more comfortable ingress and egress, increased ground clearance – with the agility and handling of a compact car. This makes the ŠKODA urban crossover model an ideal car for the city and beyond. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), ŠKODA model offers new assistance systems along with many Simply Clever features – one of the brand’s hallmarks, along with the spacious interior.
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Škoda confirms the already known news with more details.

New Škoda SUV to be one of four new Volkswagen Group models from its India 2.0 project.

The others in the pipeline are:

1. Volkswagen T-Cross SUV
2. New Škoda Rapid sedan
3. Volkswagen Virtus (Vento replacement)

New Skoda SUV concept confirmed for Auto Expo 2020 debut.
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The India-spec Škoda SUV will be longer than the European version – 4.19m instead of 4.1m. The India-spec SUV will get more legroom at the back and a reclining seat that can be adjusted based on whether there is a requirement for additional legroom in the rear seat or cargo room in the boot. The new SUV will be powered by a 1.5-litre, direct-injection petrol engine that makes around 130hp.
No diesel variant will be available. Škoda could look at a CNG variant, though.

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SKODA’S new Compact SUV named KAMIQ.

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Source: ŠKODA

EU spec KAMIQ spied in Czechoslovakia,

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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.
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From the Skoda CN site. All three seem to be on different platforms. Would be interesting to see the Kamiq in India compete with Harrier/Creta.
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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.
As mentioned in the press release in the preceding post, Skoda acknowledge this name has been established in China. However, what is not stated is the non-China Kamiq will be more related to the Karoq and not a stripped down budget model as sold in China

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Jan Frydrych becomes HR Director of ŠKODA’s ‘INDIA 2.0’ project.

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› Jan Frydrych will be responsible for Human Resources at the Volkswagen Group’s operations in India

› In this capacity, he will report to the Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO India Private Ltd. and Volkswagen India Private Ltd. (VWIPL), Gurpratap Boparai

› The Volkswagen Group’s model campaign led by ŠKODA on the Indian market will begin with an SUV in 2020

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On 1 April 2019, Jan Frydrych will assume the role of HR Director in the ŠKODA-led INDIA 2.0 project of the Volkswagen Group. In this position, the experienced manager will be responsible for human resources management and the implementation of the HR strategy within the framework of the ‘INDIA 2.0’ project, working alongside a newly established management team. He will also be responsible for collaborating with social partners and implementing HR synergies among the Group brands in the Indian market.
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As part of the ‘INDIA 2.0’ project, ŠKODA AUTO is in charge of the Volkswagen Group’s planned model campaign on the Indian market and will be producing new models locally based on the sub-compact platform MQB A0, initially focusing on India (MQB-A0-IN). ŠKODA and Volkswagen will be developing various models on this platform. The model campaign will be launched in 2020 with an SUV. The second step will involve the manufacturer examining the possibility of exporting the vehicles produced in India. To ensure that the planned models best meet the needs of Indian customers, ŠKODA AUTO will be relying on maximum market proximity from the outset. The technical development of the new vehicles will take place primarily in India, for which a new technology centre was opened in January. The car manufacturer plans to gradually create new jobs locally.

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This is ŠKODA KAMIQ- The Hyundai CRETA rival for India!

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Latest Photographs of the Skoda Kamiq (Courtesy:PowerDrift )
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Skoda KAMIQ, the Hyundai Creta rival coming to India in 2020 . Likely to get the localized 1.0L TSI engine in 2 different state of tunes.

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- The entry-level engine is a 1.0 TSI delivering 70 kW (95 PS). From its cylinder capacity of 1.0 l, this three-cylinder model produces maximum torque of 175 Nm and features a manual 5-speed gearbox.

- The 1.0 TSI with a power output of 85 kW (115 PS) comes with a 6-speed gearbox as standard, but can be fitted with a 7-speed DSG as an option, and generates torque of 200 Nm.


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Skoda KAMIQ, the Hyundai Creta rival coming to India in 2020 . Likely to get the localized 1.0L TSI engine in 2 different state of tunes.
They should definitely have the 1.5 TSI in place.

At the price the Kamiq will launch, prospective buyers will not be looking for compromise and will want the 4 cylinder goodness of the TSI. No offence to the 1.0 3-pot TSI but European reviewers do finding it lacking though it has adequate performance on tap.
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I am super-duper excited about this car. This car looks a perfect Creta beater in terms of features, looks, quality. The only concern I have is the relatively short height of 1530m which is similar to hatchbacks (Swift has exactly the same height), which will mean it wont have the road presence of a SUV.

I will wait till I see it in flesh, but I have not seen any 'SUV' with such a low height. I hope this is a typo
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