Skoda India to launch 5 new cars in next 2-years

Skoda Rapid

Skoda India presently has 4 different car models, namely the Fabia, Laura, Superb and the Yeti.  The future for Skoda seems bright in India with the company looking forward to another decade of rapid growth. Skoda has planned the introduction of an all-new range of models.

In the coming two years, Skoda plans to introduce five cars in all major segments. First there will be a Laura RS, a sportier version of the current Laura, with a stiffer suspension and body kit but without an engine upgrade is also ready for launch this August. Skoda will also enter the entry level sedan segment with its Rapid, which will compete with the VW Vento, will be priced marginally cheaper, yet superbly built, if not as well equipped and will be more spacious. Skoda also plans to exploit the niche compact SUV market with different variants of the Skoda Yeti. A cheaper 110bhp version, will be launched later this year and an automatic version with a DSG ’box will come next year.

Skoda is also looking to introduce an Rs 4 lakh hatchback and a sub-four-metre saloon that will be based on the VW Up platform and will sit neatly below the Rapid. The company is also planning to bring the Octavia name back with the next-generation Laura, which will rival VW’s Jetta. The next-gen Octavia will be unveiled sometime next year.

List of Future Skoda’s coming in next two years –

Laura RS August 2011
Rapid End-2011/January 2012
Yeti 110bhp End-2011
Fabia Scout Early 2012
Next-gen Octavia End-2012
Small hatchback Early 2013
Sub-4-metere notch Mid-2013

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