Skoda Mission L Car Will Be Released by the End of 2011

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Skoda MissionL will be released by the end of 2011. This was revealed at the ongoing world’s biggest auto show in Frankfurt. The Skoda Auto division’s Czech division confirmed that the car will be on the Indian roads by 2011 and the car will fall in the compact car segment.

“The MissionL will be launched in Europe, Russia and China in 2012, and the customers in India will see it arrive in the market even earlier, before the end of 2011,” this was confirmed by Skoda. Skoda also confirmed that the car is almost complete and will soon start large scale production.

“This new compact model and the new products to follow are a guarantee of accomplishing our goal to increase global annual sales to 1.5 million by 2018. We are going to present a new car approximately every six months,” said Skoda Board Chairman HC Winfried Vahland.
Similar to the likes of SEAT IBL concept, the Skoda seems to get inspired from the VW Jetta platform. Even the sharp curve lines on the flanks and discreet door handles are similar to the Spanish touch from the Jetta.

The customers can lay their hands on the new Skoda by fag end of 2011.The car is expected to be more of a sedan and not the usual hatchback. This move is said to have been devised in order to suit the target audience.

The company’s Board Chairman Prof Dr hc Winfried Vahland said the launch of this car is said to mark the beginning of a new approach from the Skoda car makers. He said that the new small car model is the just the start of their aggressive campaign in achieving the sales target of 1.5 million by 2018. Keeping this in mind the company plans to launch a new car at least once in every six months.

Speaking on the design of the car Eckhard Scholz from Skoda says that the “We have taken a pure approach to this design study. The car has a strong, sporty look that conveys a beautiful simplicity and a youthful and contemporary appearance. Many people look for clean, minimalistic lines, and the MissionL concept offers that.”

The Skoda’s strong sales approach seems to have so far gone the right way. The sales have grown by 18.3 % to 583,600 cars for the year 2011 until now. The January to August sales in China have grown by 29.2% alone that roughly translates to a whooping 148,862 cars on the road. In Russia, the sales for the year 2011 so far has stood at 43,604 vehicles. Skoda India has so far sold 18,980 cars. All these numbers add up to a huge growth of 50.4% in the comparison to the sales target of the previous years.

The Skoda MissionL can be expected to give stiff competition to other small cars like the Maruti Suzuki Alto, Hyundai i10 and the Chevrolet Beat.

Skoda Yeti Car is Still in Huge Demand

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The Skoda Yeti was released in November 2010. The vehicle is still in huge demand. It was first showcased at the January 2010 at Delhi Auto Expo.

The car has a 2 liter diesel engine. It has a four cylinder, turbo charged, liquid cooled and six speed transmissions. The car generates a horse power of 140 with a torque of 320. The engine is combination of power and good mileage.
The outer looks of the car makes for easy attraction. The front of the vehicle has wide head lights and fog lamps. The logo of the company at the centre of the vehicle grille is like icing on the cake. The dark toned chrome bumper also adds up like jewels on the crown.

The mirrors and indicators are sharp and well designed. The wide 16 inch alloy wheels instantly hold your attention. The ground clearance of the vehicle is good and the suspension is capable of handling the toughest of roads. From the side it looks a like an evolved sports utility vehicle. Over all, the entire looks department has all the beautiful ingredients.

The inside of the car are also well complemented. This car is capable of seating up to five people and has four doors. The dash board is wide and similar to the one on the Skoda Laura with chrome. The leather upholstery is also well chosen for the car. The comfort is nothing short of heaven. The space is huge and you can spread yourself to the maximum. The entertainment is taken care by the 6.5 inch touch screen. The luggage space is also very large. Other features included are the air condition, under luggage compartment floor, front glove box with cooling, illumination, electronically adjustable external mirrors, multi functional display, and the storage compartments inside the panels is good. Overall it is a good car which suits for those who love long journeys.

The vehicle comes with high technology safety features like the electronic differential lock, seat belts, airbags, engine immobilizer with floating code system, remote control opening and closing of windows, active front head restraints, height adjustable three point seat belts at front and three point seat belts for rear, protective covers for engine, gearbox and undercarriage, security code for central infotainment system, remote control locking and unlocking of doors and boot lid with two fold able keys.

The car gives a mileage of 16 kilometers per liter. The car comes in two versions one is ‘Ambient’ and the other one is ‘Elegance’. The price tag of the Ambient is 15.4 lakh and Elegance is 16.8 lakhs in Indian market.

Skoda Yeti Car Price Review and Specifications

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The new Skoda vehicle comes in two models. The two variants are the Ambiente and Elegance. The Skoda Yeti is a rugged yet smart car not only in terms of the looks but also in terms of the riding experience.

Interiors: With the combination of style and comfort its jam packed with features. The interiors are spacious and the instrument panel is nicely placed on the dashboard. The interiors of the car is very elegant with dual tone styled interiors and highly advanced comforts. The spacious interior of the car is sure to attract the car crazy crowds. The Yeti will make you feel at home even in the busiest of traffic jams.

Exterior Appearance: The Skoda Yeti is a stylish compact premium vehicle that offers distinct sporty look. The front of the car looks even more ravishing with the logo of Skoda embossed on the bonnet.

Engine: As of now it is available only in the diesel option. The turbocharged, liquid cooled, high pressure direct injection diesel engine is endowed with six speed manual transmission for robust performance along with a high mileage for both the cities and the highways. The engine also has turbo charger making it very efficient and cooling very quickly. This is the same engine which powers the Skoda Laura and Skoda Superb but one can consider it as a beta version that returns more engine output. The motor of the Skoda Yeti is power packed and delivers muscular response.

The large wheels are of great help in controlling the car in bad road conditions and give good overall control and also reduce the skidding rate in slush and watery roads. Though it does not give the muscle power like the big cars and tough diesels, you will never be left in the large for power with the six speed gear box.

Handling and Safety: The Skoda Yeti is a five seat stylish compact vehicle. Its sleek dimensions assure neat handling for city driving. This model from Skoda offers an off road mode that has an intelligent system which makes driving on slopes much easier. This outstanding quality ensures that you are ready for any terrain. The car is equipped with safety features that act as guards against any unexpected surprises that come in our way. The Skoda Yeti is available in five colors that include matos brown, candy white, magic black, brilliant silver and aqua blue.

Citigo Is the Newest and the Smallest Car from the house of Skoda

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Skoda Citigo is the newest and the smallest car from the house of Skoda. The Czech car maker is gearing up the car specifically for the Indian markets although initially the car was planned for the Europe. The past efforts from the company to break into the compact car segment in the Indian market with the Skoda Fabia was not very fruitful and is now once again planning to gulp up some big volumes by launching the entry level product.

“The Citigo, which is mainly a small car for the Europe, also has potential in a market like India,” said the Skoda Auto Global chairman Winfried. Vahland, who was in India to monitor the making of the upcoming entry level sedan Skoda Rapid (inspired from Volkswagen Vento), adding that India remains one of the key markets for the company globally, along with China and Russia.

“We are very optimistic on the Indian market and expect growth rates between 10% and 20% in the coming years.”

The Skoda Citigo will be launched in the Czech market in late 2011 and in Europe by the start of summer 2012. The car is yet another proof of the company’s policy of value for money brand within the Volkswagen (VW) stable, the Citigo will be a cost efficient car compared to the Volkswagen Up!

Vahland further stated that the Citigo’s entry into India will be more as a supporter to the Volkswagen. “If it makes sense, we will do it together with the group.” Reports also reveal that the brand treatment for the Citigo will have the same strategies and synergies to that of the Volkswagen Up! This is expected to be on the roads next year.

Vahland said the company is looking to rake up sufficient sales volume in India. “The Rapid is the first model in this direction and it is the first car from the Skoda brand which has been designed, keeping in mind the special needs of Indian customers. It will be manufactured here.”

The Skoda Rapid will make its debut in India in December and will brush shoulders with the likes of Nissan Sunny, Toyota Etios, Maruti Dzire, Ford Fiesta Classic and Tata Indigo Manza. The car will be priced lower than Volkswagen Vento, whose price starts at Rs 7lakh