Last year, Skoda India made some major announcements regarding its plans for 2017. After launching the Skoda Rapid facelift in India, the Czech car maker is now getting all set to bring more new models in 2017. They primary focus would be on the premium end of the market. The new launches will include a new 7-seater SUV, some new variants and facelifts. So what exactly does Skoda have in store for India for the next couple of years? Read our post on upcoming Skoda cars in Indiato find out more.
Upcoming Skoda Cars in India
Undoubtedly the most awaited car in our list of the upcoming Skoda cars in India is the Kodiaq SUV. The Kodiaq is a seven seater SUV that will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe in India. The Other rivals also include the new Endeavour and Fortuner. The mainstay of the Kodiaq’s engine lineup will be a 2.0 Litre Diesel Engine. Skoda will be launching the Kodiaq SUV in India around the 2017 festive season.
|Expected Launch Date||Diwali 2017|
|Estimated Price||Rs 25-30 lakh|
|Engine Options||2.0 L Diesel|
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The Octavia RS is all set to make its comeback to India. Contrary to the previous Octavia RS, which was powered by the same 1.8-litre engine used in the regular 1.8-litre variant, the new Octavia vRS will be powered by a new four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol unit. The upcoming Octavia variant is based on the facelift that was showcased recently. It is expected that the Skoda Octavia RS will be launched in India in the second half of 2017.
|Expected Launch Date||Second Half 2017|
|Estimated Price||Rs. 23 lakh|
|Engine Options||2.0 L Turbo Petrol|
The next car on our list of the Upcoming Skoda Cars in India is the 2017 Octavia. This new model would be a facelift of the current model sold in India. Equipped with a quadruple headlamp setup it also features a new front end. The tail lamps would also get new detailing. The engine and transmission options are very likely to remain the same. It is expected that the new model 2017 Skoda Octavia would come to India by mid-2017.
|Expected Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|Estimated Price||Rs. 16-22 lakh|
|Engine Options||1.4 L Petrol, 1.8 L Petrol, 2.0 L Diesel|
Skoda Karoq (Yeti Replacement)
Rounding off the list of upcoming Skoda Cars in India will be the Karoq which will replacing the Yeti. Skoda will be officially unveiling the upcoming Karoq SUV in May’ 2018. Due to its relatively smaller dimensions and a high price tag, the Yeti never really gained much popularity in India . That said, if Skoda decides to bring the Karoq to India, it should definitely consider localising production, which can help in reducing costs. If and when the Karoq ( next generation Yeti) comes to India, it will placed at a slot below the Kodiaq SUV.
|Expected Launch Date||Mid 2018|
|Estimated Price||Rs. 18-20 lakh|
|Engine Options||1.5 Petrol/1.6 Diesel/2.0 L Diesel|
Rapid Monte Carlo
Along with the above upcoming Skoda cars in India 2017, there will also be a special edition of the Rapid which will go on sale this year. Much like the Rapid Black Edition that was on sale until the facelift came along, the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo special edition features only cosmetic upgrades. We expect Skoda to launch the special edition Rapid in the coming months.
|Expected Launch Date||Mid 2017|
|Estimated Price||Rs. 9.35-12.85 lakh|
|Engine Options||1.6 L Petrol, 1.5 L Diesel|
Upcoming Skoda Cars in India at a glance
|Model||Estimated Price||Expected Launch Date|
|Kodiaq||Rs. 25-30 lakh||Festive Season 2017|
|Octavia RS||Rs. 23 lakh||Second Half 2017|
|Octavia Facelift||Rs. 16-22 lakh||Mid 2017|
|Karoq (New Yeti)||Rs. 18-20 lakh||Mid 2018|
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