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4 upcoming Skoda cars to look out for in 2017


Thinking of buying a luxury car in 2017? You are in luck; Europe-based car manufacturer Skoda has four new car models lined up that cater to everyone – from the budget-buyers to the affluent ones.

Take a look at the prices, features and specifications and take your pick!

Skoda Citigo

Skoda, a Volkswagen subsidiary, has designed the new Citigo as a rebadged version of the Volkswagen Up which is sold in Europe. Citigo’s direct competitors in India would include Maruti Suzuki Swift, Fiat Punto, Tata Bolt and Honda Brio. It will be powered by a 1000 cc petrol engine with an output of 70 bhp and will feature a 5-speed gearbox. The hatchback measures 3,650 mm in length, 1,480 mm in height and 1,650 mm in width with a wheelbase of 2,420 mm.

Estimated price: Rs.4.5 lakhs to Rs.7 lakhs, ex-showroom

Bank Name Loan Amount
(Assuming 10% down payment)
Interest Rate EMI for 5 years
HDFC Bank Rs.4.05 lakhs 9.80%  Rs.8,565
ICICI Bank Rs.4.05 lakhs 10.75%  Rs.8,678
Axis Bank Rs.4.05 lakhs 11% Rs.8,726
SBI Rs.4.05 lakhs 9.65% Rs.8,467

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Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Edition

The Monte Carlo edition pays homage to Skoda’s racing legacy. It will be launched in red colour with contrasting black glossy furnishing on the tail lamp cluster, front grille, alloy wheels, headlamps, and rear view mirrors. Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo boasts of some new features, such as redesigned bumpers, new horizontal fog lamps, wider air dam and side skirts. The sporty bucket seats are wrapped with grey, black and red covers along with a flat bottom steering wheel. The sedan has the same engine as Skoda Rapid i.e. a 1.5 litre turbo diesel or a 1.6 litre MPI petrol engine which is combined a 5-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.

Estimated price:  Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.12 lakhs, ex-showroom

Bank Name Loan Amount
(Assuming 10% down payment on Rs 10 lakhs)
Interest Rate EMI for 5 years
HDFC Bank Rs.9 lakhs 9.80%  Rs.18,880
ICICI Bank Rs.9 lakhs 10.75%  Rs.19,283
Axis Bank Rs.9 lakhs 11% Rs.19,390
SBI Rs.9 lakhs 9.65% Rs.18,816

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Skoda Octavia RS

The RS version of Skoda Octavia will have minor changes such as brand new LED headlamps with the day time running lamps, revised front grille and fog lamps housing. The interiors will include an advanced infotainment system having different configurations — Amundsen, Swing, Bolero and Columbus in higher variants. The new infotainment system will have Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and mirror link for your smartphone support. Other features include satellite map earth, Goggle Street View, blind spot detection and parking assist. Perhaps the most impressive aspect to look for is the 2.0 TDI diesel, 2.0 litre TSI petrol engines and a 7-speed automatic transmission. As compared to other Skoda models, Octavia RS has a stiffer suspension and Skoda’s dynamic Chasis control.

Estimated price: Rs.23 lakh to Rs.25 lakh, ex-showroom

Bank Name Loan Amount
(Assuming 10% down payment on Rs 23 lakhs)
Interest Rate EMI for 5 years
HDFC Bank Rs.20.7 lakhs 9.80%  Rs.43,423
ICICI Bank Rs.20.7 lakhs 10.75%  Rs.44,352
Axis Bank Rs.20.7 lakhs 11% Rs.44,598
SBI Rs.20.7 lakhs 9.65% Rs.43,278

Image Source: Carmagazine
Volkswagen will also roll out Skoda Octavia Black Edition. This version will feature a black and white exterior with a sporty theme inside an all-black-finish cabin. It will be powered by 2.0 litre TDI diesel, 1.8 litre TSI petrol and paired with 6-speed manual or automatic transmission and a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

Estimated price: Rs.19 lakh to Rs.21 lakh, ex-showroom

Bank Name Loan Amount
(Assuming 10% down payment on Rs 19 lakhs)
Interest Rate EMI for 5 years
HDFC Bank Rs.18.1 lakhs 9.80%  Rs.37,969
ICICI Bank Rs.18.1 lakhs 10.75%  Rs.38,781
Axis Bank Rs.18.1 lakhs 11% Rs.38,996
SBI Rs.18.1 lakhs 9.65% Rs.37,842

Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda Kodiaq will replace Skoda Yeti. The model is powered by a 2.0 litre TDI diesel and 1.8 litre TSI petrol motors. It is equipped with 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.
Skoda Kodiaq belongs to the Volkswagen’s MQB platform, which also forms the basis of Skoda Octavia and Superb. The exteriors include LED tail lights, rear wiper with demister, projector headlamps. Interiors feature artificial leather seats and Volkswagen's Connect infotainment system.

Estimated price: Rs.30 lakh to Rs.35 lakh (ex-showroom)


Bank Name Loan Amount
(Assuming 10% down payment on Rs 30 lakhs)
Interest Rate EMI for 5 years
HDFC Bank Rs.27 lakhs 9.80%  Rs.56,639
ICICI Bank Rs.27 lakhs 10.75%  Rs.57,850
Axis Bank Rs.27 lakhs 11% Rs.58,171
SBI Rs.27 lakhs 9.65% Rs.56,449

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Along with these new launches, Skoda will also modify its existing car models.
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