According to report after launching a pair of locally made SUVs in 2020, Skoda and Volkswagen will launch a pair of sedans as well. Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier confirmed this recently. “Our first car is an SUV, and that will be followed by a sedan."? Meanwhile with a three box model following, Skoda is clearly playing to its strengths; remember sedans like the Octavia and the Superb have been successfully sold here for three generations now and as with the SUVs, it’s this basic architecture that Skoda's Rapid will share as well.
Presently what Skoda and VW have made clear, however, is that their products won’t be mere clones of each other. So Skoda's new Rapid is likely to look considerably different from VW’s Virtus, both at the front and the rear. What will also help make these sedans more appealing is the fact that the Virtus are considerably larger than the current Vento almost 100 mm longer and wider and is built on a substantially longer wheel base.
Furthermore also, with both cars being locally
manufactured and cost competitive, the companies will also be able to equip
them well. Expect LED lights, an Audi-like digital instrument panel, a large
touch screen and other class-leading features.
Mahindra Y400 SUV likely to be priced from Rs 22 lakh According to report the Marazzo MPV was recently launched on September 3, 2018 and dealers wanted the MPV to enjoy more floor-space as the brand’s newest launch before introducing more new products. By launching the Y400 on October 9, Mahindra would essentially leave only around a month-long gap between both launches. The Mahindra Prime Zone, as reported by us earlier, will cater to the brand’s newer launches like the Marazzo MPV and the Y400 SUV.
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