Skoda to Bring Sub 10 Lakh SUV in India


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Skoda Auto India, a division of Volkswagen, aims to soon introduce a mini sports utility vehicle (SUV) for the domestic market, which will be priced below Rs. 10 lakh. The Skoda is the first premium brand to step in this category by bringing in a small SUV with such a small price tag.

This new product from Skoda is a straightaway challenge for the Indian auto companies that offer cheaper SUV’s in the market, like Mahindra & Mahindra’s Scorpio comes in a price range of Rs 7.43 lakh to Rs 12.39 lakh, while Tata Motors’ Safari Dicor costs between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 13 lakh.

Even the international auto brands will get a tough competition from the launch because companies such as Mitsubishi, Toyota, General Motors, Hyundai and Skoda sell SUVs in India which are priced above Rs 15 lakh. The introduction of all-new SUV from Skoda will craft tough time for luxury mid-sized sedan market as well, where Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna are among the top sellers.

The member of the board in charge of sales and marketing of Skoda Auto India Mr. Thomas Kuehl stated, “The SUV segment is not flourishing at that quick rate as it was expected. We must try and go down in the price level and thus we are looking forward to bring a product priced below Rs 10 lakh.”

Though the launch details are still not revealed but Mr. Kuehl further added, “We have over 25% share in the D segment with Superb and 16.5% share in the segment that has Laura. We are executing hard to increase our presence in the SUV category.”

Source: Skoda India to Bring In a Mini SUV Priced Below Rs 10 Lakh | Carzy
 
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Re: Skoda to bring sub 10 lakh SUV to India

Great news! Small SUV in range of 7-9lakhs will be big hit. Bring it on, Skoda. [thumbsup]
 
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Well this would be good news , a good well built german which must be great to drive must give a tough competition to Safari and Scorpio , also to some of the luxury sedans!
 

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Spot on. I just wish Skoda brings this in. If the speculations are to be believed, then this car may be the Skoda Scout. But the spy shots floating around the net show that the Scout is some version of Fabia, not sure though.
 
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Ok so the SUV segment is also hotting up with SUV's from Mahindra, Renault & Skoda. We should also not forget the new Safari. However IMO The quality/price of this product will depend on the localization. I better should start earning big.
 

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dont you guys think even before giving a sub 10lack suv for indian market, Skoda India needs to pull their socks with their dealer network and their after sales services which we all are known to.
 
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