Skoda to concentrate more on crossovers reportedly as the recently launched Karoq and Kodiaq will likely be the sales drivers gobally
Skoda has laid its future path recently and launched some of the exciting products such as the Karoq and Kodiaq. The Czech automaker is clearly focusing on SUVs and crossovers going by the latest trend and in the process it could eliminate some of the existing cars. According to recent reports emerged on the internet, the priority towards crossovers will lead to more new models or variants of the latest models.
The brand’s global sales general manager Peter Solc confirmed in an interview with Motoring that the next generation Citigo hatchback won’t be launched and the plans could have been shelved. He explained that the segment in which Citigo sits is declining and that it will be discontinued from the international markets.
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Moreover, Citigo appears to be not the only model as the reported pickup truck in the pipeline could be ditched as well. It was earlier said to be built around the same architecture as the Volkswagen Amarok targeting customers in Australia and South Africa.
The axing of a possible pickup won’t affect Skoda in a big way as the markets in which the brand is popular are not fully dependent on the lifestyle utilitarian vehicles. Peter Solc affirmed that Skoda will evaluate the biggest means of return on investment across the globe and that crossovers are the major highlight for the future growth.
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The flagship Kodiaq SUV is expected to be priced at around Rs. 24 lakh to Rs. 32 lakh. It has been launched in European markets and around the world as well. The entry into India is likely to be during the festival season (at around October or November) and it has already been listed on the brand’s Indian website.
the Skoda Kodiaq measures 4,697 mm in length, 1,882 mm in width, 1,676 mm in height and the wheelbase stands at 2,791 mm. The Kodiaq is only 40 mm longer than the Octavia on paper, but its interior has been designed to offer a very roomy experience to the occupants. It offers a boot space of 720 litres, which can be extended up to 2,065 litres with the rear seats folded.
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