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Skoda Upcoming New Cars and SUVs 2021


Skoda Upcoming New Cars and SUVs 2021

by admin | December 10, 2020


Skoda India Upcoming Cars

Skoda is getting ready for an aggressive 2021. Apart from the new-generation Octavia and Kodiaq petrol next year, Skoda will debut it’s all new ‘India 2.0’ products, starting with an all-new SUV and sedan.

All new mid size SUV (Vision IN):

Skoda Vision India SUV

The most eagerly awaited product is the upcoming Creta fighter that will be a mid-size SUV developed and manufactured entirely for India.

This new mid size SUV was first previewed by the Vision IN concept at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. The production-spec version will retain most of the design elements from the concept. This new SUV will be over 4.2m-long and have a 2,671mm wheelbase. It will be based on the India-specific MQB A0 IN platform.

This new Mid size SUV will be available with two engine options. Lower variants are expected to get the 110hp, 1.0-litre TSI engine with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Higher variants will be getting the 150hp, 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol motor from the Karoq and will be mated to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 

Fourth Gen Skoda Octavia:

Skoda Octavia

The launch of the all new fourth-gen Octavia has been pushed to the April-June 2021 period. 

The new Octavia has already been spied testing in India and the India spec model ditches the quad-headlamp setup. The new car adopts the brand’s latest design language and looks similar to the facelifted Superb. The interior gets a new dashboard design, a freestanding 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital dials among other features.

The new Octavia will get a 190hp, 2.0 TSI turbo-petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic. However, the lower variants are likely to get the 150hp, 1.5 TSI Petrol engine from the Karoq.

Skoda Kodiaq petrol BS6:

Skoda Kodiaq

The Kodiaq’s 150hp, 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine will be replaced by the 190hp, 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine that is already offered on the Volkswagen Tiguan All-space and Skoda Superb. No exterior or interior changes are expected to the updated model.

All new Generation Skoda Rapid:

Skoda Rapid

The final product for the 2021 year will be the new mid-size sedan that will replace the decade-old Rapid Sedan in India. 

Like the production-spec Vision IN SUV, the upcoming sedan will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform that will bring in key improvements in terms of space and technology. The new Sedan will be larger than the current Rapid and will introduce a lot of features to keep up with competition from the New Honda City. The new Rapid is expected to be priced smartly as well. The engine however, will be the same 110hp, 1.0 TSI turbo-petrol motor mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Stay tuned for further updates on the all new Skoda cars.

 


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    Tata Motors will be launching their flagship Gravitas 7-seat SUV later this year. The Gravitas is essentially the 7 seats extended version of the Harrier 5 seat SUV based on the Land Rover derived OMEGA arc platform.

    Based on the Harrier, the Gravitas will be around 60mm longer than the Harrier to accommodate the extra 2 seats while also being taller to provide better headroom for the 3rd row. Except for the larger dimensions and extra seats, the Gravitas will be largely similar to the 5-seat Harrier.

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    Other than these external differences, the Gravitas will carry forward the same features as on the Harrier:

    • Xenon Projector headlamps with LED DRLs

    • Auto folding ORVMs

    • Rear wiper and defogger

    • 18” Alloy wheels

    • Automatic climate control

    • Auto headlamps & wipers

    • Cruise control

    • 8.8” Touchscreen system

    • Android Auto & Apple car play

    • Harman audio system with 9 speakers

    • Connect Next app suite

    • Reverse camera

    • 6-way Power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support

    • Off White Leather upholstery

    • Auto-dimming IRVM

    • Ambient mood lighting

    • Rear centre armrest

    • Smart key with push-button start

    • Follow me headlamps

    • Terrain response modes: Rough, Wet and City

    Safety:

           Safety features on the Gravitas will include:

    • ABS with EBD

    • All-wheel disc brakes

    • Corner stability control

    • 6 airbags

    • Electronic Parking brake

    • Electronic stability program

    • Traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • Hill descent control

    • Rollover mitigation

    • Electronic brake prefill

    • Hydraulic brake assist

    • Brake disc wiping

    • Perimetric alarm system

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    Powertrains:

    The Gravitas, just like the Harrier will be available with a diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 2L Kryotec turbo diesel produces 170PS Power and 350NM torque. From the XM variant onwards, the Gravitas will be available with three drive modes; Eco, City and Sport.

    Launch & price:

    The new Gravitas is expected to be priced from ?15L to ?20L for the Manual variants and ?17.5L to ?21L for the Automatic variants. When launched later this year, Tata’s new flagship SUV will compete against the likes of the MG Hector plus and the next generation Mahindra XUV500. Stay tuned for further updates.


    Ford is expected to bring in a limited number of its extreme Ranger Raptor pick-up to India. The Ranger is essentially a pickup version of the Ford Endeavour SUV. However, the Raptor is a specifically engineered high performance version of the regular Ranger, providing extreme capability of high speed over rough terrain.

    The Ford Ranger Raptor with its combination of off-road skills, load-carrying capacity and unique Baja race-truck-like ability to monster bad roads at speed, certainly an enthusiastic-only kind of vehicle. With such unique performance oriented vehicles, Ford is keen on showcasing it’s unique engineering prowess and identity.

     The ladder frame chassis of the Ranger Raptor has been seriously strengthened to take the extra beating, the front suspension towers have been beefed up to take the extra load and at the rear, the load bearing leaf springs have been replaced by an Endeavour-like Watt’s linkage to provide greater directional stability. The Ranger Raptor also gets purpose-built 2.5 inch (diameter) off-road racing coil overs from race truck specialist, Fox. As a result, the Ranger gets 30 percent more wheel travel, and the ability to fly over rough roads at speed that would shake other SUVs to bits.  

    The Ranger Raptor boasts of 283mm ground clearance. It gets 800mm of water-wading depth, and the massive 285mm tyres offer huge traction. While the engine is similar to the one that powers the Endeavour, the Raptor gets twin turbos, boosting the power to 213hp and the torque to 500Nm. The transmission though will remain the same 10-speed automatic gearbox seen on the Endeavour. The four-wheel-drive system will have six modes, including grass, gravel, snow and rock climbing modes. The truck will also have a Baja mode, which reduces chassis interventions for maximum attack over rough terrain. 

    Ford Ranger Raptor

     

    The Ranger Raptor features chunky bodywork extensions to match the wider track, the famous black Raptor grill and massive bash plates. The Raptor, just like the Endeavour will come as standard with ESP, rollover mitigation, Hydraulic brake assist, Hill Launch Assist and Hill descent control. 

     

    The Ranger Raptor will be imported by Ford under the 2,500-unit homologation-free route. The Ranger Raptor is likely to be launched in the country by the second-half of 2021. However, this extreme pickup truck will be priced around or above Rs.70L. If you are a serious off road enthusiast and have a load of cash, then the Ranger Raptor is a good reason to get excited for you.

    Stay tuned for further updates.

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    Toyota India is preparing to launch the facelifted Toyota Fortuner on the 6th of January, 2021. Apart from launching the facelifted version of the existing Fortuner, Toyota is also bringing the Legender version of the SUV as well. The Legender is essentially a highly upgraded flagship Variant of the Fortuner SUV, previously launched in Thailand and Australia. Bookings have commenced unofficially for the new facelifted SUV at select dealerships for an advance of Rs 50,000.

    Toyota India has now released teasers of the new Fortuner facelift also revealing a few details as well.

    Exterior:

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    front end of the Fortuner. While the facelift of the existing model will feature a new grille, LED headlights with LED DRLs, redesigned fog lights and a new silver skid plate, the highest-spec Legender variant will feature a sharper front design with Bi-projector LED Headlamps with LED DRLs. Other changes will include redesigned 18” alloy wheels and re-profiled LED taillights. The Legender will feature unique design 18" alloy wheels.

    Interior:

    The new Fortuner launched in Thailand features an all-black interior with a new instrument cluster and a larger, 9” touchscreen infotainment system. The Fortuner Legender edition also offers a powered tailgate with the swipe-to-open function, wireless charging and a 360-degree parking camera. Similar to the facelifted Innova Crysta, the new Fortuner will also include Android auto and Apple carplay finally. 

    Powertrains:

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    Price:

    The current BS6 Toyota Fortuner is available from Rs 28.66 lakh to Rs 36.88 lakh (ex-showroom).

    The price of the upgraded models will be available on the launch date, 6th January 2021.

    Stay tuned for further updates on the new Fortuner.