Skoda fans might have a reason to cheer in the very near future. Skoda might just bring back its Octavia model to the Indian car market. The primary prupose for this is to replace the Laura, which has not done very well here. Reports have already surfaced that Skoda will be using Volkswagen’s MQB platform for this all new Octavia, which will probably be codenamed A7. This vehicle might be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
When the Skoda Octavia was here in India, it was doing fairly well. But intriduction of BS-IV norm meant that the Octavia had to be withdrawn from the Indian market in a phased manner in 2010. But now it seems Skoda has realized that the Laura will not be able to do well in India, and is planning to reverse its move about the Octavia.