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Old 4th February 2022, 00:01   #196
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Spoke to the dealer for L&K he said bare minimum 4 months and no guarantee that he would still be able to give exact time line soon. Sportline on the other hand they were confident with in 1-2 months for delivery.

There are multiple factors that has driven the demand. Gone are the days when the big 3 use to heavily discount during year end and FY end. Only exception last year was A4 (Sedan). Cars have become expensive due to multiple price revision in a year, with in this price bracket of 40-50 Lakhs on road there are hardly any new models. Pent up demand due to less availability in the market and chip shortage. Adding to this deadly cocktail is Ford exit. Timing was just perfect for skoda and without homologation they can get a limited numbers. Not everyone needs a Fortuner but it's still the king that rules the market.

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Skoda India officially announced that Kodiaq is sold out for 2022 in just 20 days.

Total of 1200 units sold.

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Skoda India officially announced that Kodiaq is sold out for 2022 in just 20 days.
Whoa! Let's see if this statement holds good after 6 months, once the Meridian is launched and we see potential cancellations for Kodiaq.

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Adding to this deadly cocktail is Ford exit. Timing was just perfect for skoda
Yes, Ford's exit has had far reaching repercussions in the SUV segment, much beyond Toyota's gain. What this also goes on to show is that customers have started looking beyond Fortuner when it comes to the 7-seater SUV segment, which is good. This should be further accentuated by Meridian's launch later this year.

What is overwhelming though, at least for folks like me who grew up in an era when owning a car (even a humble M800) used to be a status symbol, is the sheer cost of new cars! It is just mind boggling
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My Brother has the old one in RED. Brilliant car, he just wont let go Even after seeing this lovely BLUE, wont upgrade. Today we hear all 1200 units of the new KODIAQ sold out
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Must say the Race Blue Kodiaq Sportline looks too good!!
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Style variant delivered. Note the dummy camera hole in the front grille, Hankook tyres instead of MRF Markus.

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So their target itself was only 1200? For a Jan launch car, that means 100 units per month.

I’m not sure in what world they want to call that a success if they’re gunning for a certain “market share” by number of cars sold. I can understand it might be due to chip shortage issues but regardless, 1200 units in a calendar year is hardly the hallmark of success.

Its like Honda claiming the Africa Twin is a roaring success in India just because the piddly 60 units per annum they allocate to us get lapped up.

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Old 4th February 2022, 19:58   #202
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Style variant delivered. https://Youtu.be/T3SisIKBywA
Is it only me who hates the fact that a 42 lakh super luxury car (albeit entry variant) being offered only in one color?

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Probably in the minority but the Style has the more SUV look thanks to black cladding. Even the interior dash pattern looks better.
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Is it only me who hates the fact that a 42 lakh super luxury car (albeit entry variant) being offered only in one color?
Might be Skoda did it intentionally as they do not want to sell many Style variant, and it was launched just to keep the entry price less.

In that segment most people would not mind spending couple of additional lakhs and when they see lack of colour options might go for Sportsline or even L&K

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Probably in the minority but the Style has the more SUV look thanks to black cladding. Even the interior dash pattern looks better.
That it looks good in white along with the unique dash pattern- we agree upon, Vid. To me, this and the Sportsline looks better than the L&K.
My point though is the lack of choice at this price point. And it is not only Skoda, even Toyota has done it with the Hilux. It is becoming a virus now.

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That it looks good in white along with the unique dash pattern- we agree upon, Vid. To me, this and the Sportsline looks better than the L&K.
My point though is the lack of choice at this price point. And it is not only Skoda, even Toyota has done it with the Hilux. It is becoming a virus now.
This I agree. Earlier the Style was available in White, grey and black. They should have atleast offered the grey in Style.
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Its funny to think that we have only 1.4 crore Income tax payers in India
That is an extremely misunderstood and misquoted number. First of all, the figure for cars per 1000 people in India is just 20. One of the lowest in the world, even behind many impoverished African nations. This is for any car, not an expensive one like a Kodiaq. Standard deduction on income tax in India is 2.5 lakhs which is almost 25k per month. A family of two can make 45k plus per month and not owe any tax. In addition, a very large percentage in India are employed in agriculture which is anyway tax free. So the 1.4 crore tax payers are each supporting around 5 people which makes it 7 crores. No doubt there is tax evasion but I don’t think more than 10% of the people in India make more than 50k per month per family. Nevertheless, the top 5 to 10% itself is a huge number due to the large population. So if about 10,000 people buy luxury cars out of these 1.4 crore families, it should not be so surprising.

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This reconfirms my hypothesis that Kodiaq was just a Halo launch. Make some headlines with what appears to be an excellent all-round package, some more headlines announcing great value pricing, and yet more headlines shortly thereafter announcing the car is sold out for the year. Even if Skoda makes zero profit on each into sold, they now have generated a lot of buzz in the market, more than recovering the entire cost of the launch with the additional brand interest value generated. What is more, the Kushaq strongly resembles the Kodiaq so now you have the run-off effect of the Halo car on the model you really want to sell good numbers of. And Kushaq is not value priced by any stretch of imagination, so it helps them drive value and profit where it really matters. The Kodiaq launch IMO is more of a promotion and advertising campaign for Skoda and Kushaq than an actual car launch!

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The Kushaq launch to me is more of a promotion and advertising campaign for Skoda and Kushaq than an actual car launch!
Guess there's a typo. You meant Kodiaq launch.

So much for similar sounding car names from VAG group - Kushaq, Kodiaq, Karoq and Tiguan, Taigun and now the latest is Taigo. If ever it comes to India, we already have a certain Tiago here to add to the confusion. Someone in VW group has clearly taken the homophone and homonym English classes quite seriously and spun a version on their own.

Do we really have a dearth of names for cars ?

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That is an extremely misunderstood and misquoted number. First of all, the figure for cars per 1000 people in India is just 20. O So if about 10,000 people buy luxury cars out of these 1.4 crore families, it should not be so surprising.
There are a lot of business owners who buy luxury cars in India in their Company name. They get to charge off depreciation, maintenance, fuel and driver salaries against the profits of the business. These cars even used for personal purpose are bought in the Company name because of these benefits and its a thin line to demarcate a promoters personal expenses and official expenses. They really save on taxes and they recoup the investment in 3 years by way of taxes saved. Salaried people are the most unfortunate of the lot. Its a reality of the day. I have been advised by several business owners not to by the luxury cars in an individual capacity due to the prohibitive cost of ownership. But to each is own and several salaried professionals today have disposable incomes which they like to invest in things they like
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