Skoda Yeti Facelift Caught Testing In Chinese Market as a Suzuki Vitara

The Skoda Yeti is all set for its mid-life face lift process and here are a few secret shots of a test drive spotted in the Chinese market.

Before you question what the company has done to the pattern of the vehicle, let’s clarify this. The test drive is disguised to present the impression of the Suzuki Grand Vitrara.

The vehicle on trial is the Chinese edition is expected to be slightly different as compared to the international model.

As the readers can witness from the secret shots, the back outlook of the vehicle is completely different compared to the rest of the vehicle. However, with support from previous secret shots, we assume that the extra wheel will be positioned at the back even on the production vehicle.

Skoda Yeti Facelift Caught Testing In Chinese Market

Unlike the confusing rear side, the front portion of the vehicle, in spite of the mirrored Suzuki symbol on the radiator framework, is instantly identifiable. The headlights obtain a bit more restive as well as the distinctive middle ridge on the bonnet is more emphasized at the present.

Total appearance is surely a bit tougher than now.

Additionally, the Chinese edition is slightly larger than the European edition because of a longer wheel base.

2014 Skoda Yeti facelift caught testing

The registration plate area has progressed to the bumper whilst the extra wheel has been shifted to the back door.

The existing Chinese spec vehicle is catered by 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre TSI petrol engines. The preceding is obtainable with a six speed instruction booklet or a DSG mechanical transmission whilst the last features a DSG only.

The facelift is likely to carry on making use of the identical alternatives.

Skoda Yeti Facelift Caught Testing Back View

The 2014 Skoda Yeti facelift will hit markets later 2013 in the Chinese market.

We can anticipate Skoda to disclose this production vehicle at the highly anticipated Frankfurt Motor Show 2013.

Image Courtesy – Auto.sohu.com

Skoda Yeti grabs title of Small SUV of the year

Skoda’s compact SUV Yeti, which is quite successful in the International market, has once again grabbed the attention in the compact SUV segment. The car has already grabbed many awards, and the recent two comes from the reputed off roader magazine, Total 4×4. Working on the revisions on the 4×4 categories in the 4×4 of the year award reflected the changing market scenario. Yeti contended in the small SUV category. Despite the change of category, Skoda Yeti with its versatile on road and off road capability was ranked high among the other contenders. And now consecutively for the second year it also grabbed the award for ‘Special Award for Best Value.’

Skoda has some strong lineup of quality awards in its honors. In year 2011 Yeti grabbed the award in the Crossover category and marched ahead to grab the title for ‘4×4 of the year’. Last year it topped the class for Best value and again this year it repeated the same story. Editor, Total 4×4, Alan Kidd said that dues to changes categories, Skoda Yeti has to face a totally new set of competitors. It got ahead of all of them and became the winner with the same qualities that has made it win so many awards since its launch.

Skoda Yeti grabs Small SUV of the year title
He also said that last year, most of the vehicle that came out displayed outstanding value for money, but when we considered the fact about making, usability, feasibility and what it has to offer, then Skoda Yeti again was untouchable. Brand director for Skoda UK, Alsadair Stewart said that it is quite proud moment to start the New Year with an award for Yeti. Yeti has now completed its four years of sales but has still been able to grab two awards from Total 4×4. This shows how special this car is. He further added that Skoda Yeti is the perfect blend of on road performer, a family vehicle and a capable off roader.

Skoda Yeti grabs Small SUV of the year title

Best SUV’S in the Indian Market

SUV or a Sports Utility Vehicle is a dream possession for passionate people behind the wheels. These vehicles are generally utilised in places which have limited paved roads and require the vehicle to have all-terrain handling, increased range and store capacity. It is usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on or off road ability, and with some pretension or ability to be used as an off-road vehicle.

Skoda Yeti

The all new SUV Skoda Yeti would come with extra ordinary features. With a price tag approximately between 12-15 lakhs, the Skoda Yeti would have both petrol and diesel engine as well. The petrol engine variants will be available with two different capacity engines – the 1.2L, 1197cc, turbo-charged, DOHC petrol engine capable of producing 104.7 PS at 5000 rpm. The 1.8L, 1798cc with six speed manual transmission gearbox and with 4WD (four wheel drive) capable of producing maximum power of 160 PS at 4500-6200rpm with the maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-4500rpm.

The 2.01L, 1968cc Turbo-charged diesel engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox produces maximum power of 110PS at 4200rpm with250Nm of maximum speed at 1500-2500rpm.

Skoda Yeti in India

Toyota Fortuner

The new Toyota Fortuner is yet another best SUV in the Indian market. The premium and the spacious interiors of Fortuner are a delight to watch. This bold SUV under the bonnet is 3.01L mammoth diesel power train that is available with 4X2 and 4X4 mechanism. This 2982cc engine churns out the maximum power of 168 bhp at 3600rpm and a meaty torque of 343Nm at 1400-3400rpm. The entertainment system comprises of touch screen DVD audio system with Bluetooth interface and also audio controls available on the steering.

Toyota Fortuner in India

Ford Endeavour

While the SUV Ford Endeavour has a close resemblance to Ford explorer running on American roads. The exteriors of Endeavour include new headlamps, chrome radiator grille, silver roof rails, and a lot more innovative features making the SUV more demanding. It is loaded with a 2.5L and 3.0L diesel power plant. Endeavour’s 2.5L engine returns the same mileage as fortuner and the 3.0L engine runs 9 kmpl in city and 12 kmpl on highway. It can yield 156 PS of power at 3200rpm along with 380Nm of torque at 2500rpm.

Ford Endeavour in India

Mitsubishi Pajero

Pajero diesel engine is another high quality SUV manufactured by the world leading Japanese automobile manufacturer company, Mitsubishi. It is an extremely secure car and has in use all the actions to create the car additional safer and simple to go trip. The security and safety features include defiant bold braking system, 3 tip seat belts, surface crash bars, millimetre, anti-trapping, authority windows, disk brakes etc. It has a revising camera and lavish and spacious interiors. It is available in two kinds of version -3.2L and 3.8L diesel engine with a power of 147 KW, 441Nm of torque and 184 KW, 329Nm of torque respectively.

Mitsubishi Pajero in India

Renault Duster

Renault Duster has been launched with both petrol and diesel variants for the Indian market. The two engines include 1.6L petrol that pushes a decent power of 105 PS and the other one is the 1.5L diesel engines that poops out 110 PS power and a peak torque of 240Nm. The expected price of Renault Duster is 23 lakh.

Renault Duster in India

 

Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio, which is available in two capacity engine option one with 2.2L diesel engine producing 120bhp of maximum power at 4000rpm.  A 2.6L engine producing 115Bhp of power at 3800rpm and 277.52Nm of maximum torque is commendable.  It is known for its rugged looks and style. Scorpio is quite a safe car with crash protecting crumple zones and child locks, tubeless tyres, collapsible steering column and side intrusion beams, fire resistant upholstery and voice assist system.

Mahindra Scorpio in India

New Version of Skoda Yeti to be launched soon

According to a strategically leaked photograph of the Skoda Yeti, it is apparent that this model will be an upgraded version. According to reports, this new upgraded crossover model is currently under testing at the Skoda testing tracks.

Skoda engineers have been working round the clock and reported to have completed the finishing touches. The photograph reveals a new grille, a new facade in the front and has superior and bigger air inlets. The grille bears a resemblance to the Skoda Rapid model, but the headlights have been redesigned and look much sleeker.

New Version of Skoda Yeti to be launched soon
The rear of the Skoda Yeti has a brand new tail lamp which looks somewhat decorative.  While the changes are merely cosmetic, the Skoda Yeti upgraded version is bound to give competition a run for their money. The Skoda Yeti is distinctively sporty with an in your face appearance, detailed for ultimate driving comfort and pleasure. Skoda is slowly making inroads into India and the Yeti is bound to improve Skoda’s market share in the country. The Skoda Yeti has been positioned well to fill up a segment- the compact SUV. Other Skoda models include the Skoda Octavia Fabia.

Though car enthusiasts feel that the Skoda Yeti may come with a new engine, the present version has a 2.0 liter TDI CR 16V DOHC Turbo Charged liquid cooled 4 cylinder high pressure direct injection diesel engine. This diesel engine has a six speed manual transmission and revs up to 140 brake horsepower at 4200 revolutions per minute, with a torque of 320Nm at 1750 to 2500 revolutions per minute.

Though the photograph reveals the exterior design, it would be pure speculation to predict as what exactly would be cased under the hood. Going by previous models, one thing is certain-the Skoda Yeti Crossover model will be fuel efficient.

Skoda Yeti in India: First ride review

A Yeti is a myth, but this baby beast has learned to walk on two. The predecessor of this SUV, Yeti 4X4 was clearly a fun to drive, powerful, small machine. However, the rising fuel costs made it appear like a thirsty monster.

How cleverly, Skoda took initiatives to give this myth, a touch of reality. The new Skoda Yeti 4X2, is now front wheel drive only. And the changes don’t stick to the transfer case alone, the engine has been tuned to give less horses. The power figures now are as 110bhp from 140 bhp and the torque is reduced to 250Nm from 320Nm. Also, to keep the power going to wheels at this reduced torque and power figures, Yeti employs new 5-speed transmission.

Skoda Yeti in India

The Skoda 4X4 Yeti was a brilliant car, cleaner, greener and smaller than most SUVs. Fortunately, it has left its footprints in this new FWD version. Apart from lack of power, the new Yeti has high-end features, which make it no lesser than any premium class SUV in market. Though the power transfer is only to two wheels now, Skoda has retained its standards, where it matters. You don’t feel excessive power, or the lack of it, just like in the more powerful version. The engine is super refined and tempts you to push further.

There is a drop of 30bhp from the more powerful version. But to compensate with that, Skoda has given a very clever gearing ratio. With the new 5-speed transmission, there is power flowing to the wheels without the sense of lag. The turbo kicks at below 2000revs and above it, its just glides effortlessly.

Skoda Yeti in India

The acceleration is definitely good for city. It overtakes cleanly without having to tap down gears to rev higher. Its compact design and good ground clearance gives an extra edge in traffic. However, the new gearbox doesn’t pay off as much on highways. On higher gears, the SUV doesn’t give the joy of driving like its predecessor.

The SUV performed best between 3000 to 4000 rpm and keeping the gears high. It wasn’t surprisingly fast, but not agonizingly slow either. Ideal for city driving with the compact design and good ground clearance, this is stable at the sudden throttle responses. However, it is not the same when you go off the track. The 4X4 was undoubtedly the beast of the mountains, this FWD is not faster out on the trails.

Skoda Yeti in India

With a dead to 100kmph of 11.55 seconds, the FWD is only a second slower than the 4X4. Skoda smartly detuned the engine while keeping the weight low to give a better fuel economy. An expected 12.5kmpl in city and 19.5kmpl on highway, the Skoda Yeti is not thirsty like other SUVs.

The SUV is fun to punt around corners. Being a FWD car, it does have understeer, which is good, unlike most cars of its subsidiary Volkswagen. Its quick and aggressive like a sedan. And so is its ability to corner.

Skoda have packed in a lot, in this baby SUV. However, it retains its good and solid quality, and high on comfort nature. Not the best SUV on paper or off-road, but that isn’t where you will be driving this SUV. The more than adequate power, compact design and good fuel economy makes the Skoda Yeti a better city SUV than any other.

Skoda Yeti interior

Skoda Yeti vs Skoda Laura

Skoda Auto has made quite a name for itself in India however the after sales part of Skoda Auto is a bit of worry in India. Well, why go for a Skoda product then? The reason is that they make some of the best engineered cars in India. They sell cars in hefty numbers as well. All this started with the Skoda Octavia and continues with the latest entrant into Skoda world, the Skoda Yeti. The Skoda Yeti is priced at almost Rs 16 lakhs and so is the Skoda Laura. Now the big question comes in is whether you would want to buy a SUV or a saloon? Skoda may have never thought of this however cannibalization of sales would definitely happen. A customer coming in for a Laura may be tempted by a Yeti and vice versa. We settle the war as to which would be a supreme buy and total value for money thing. It’s the Skoda Laura in India going up against the Skoda Yeti in India.

Looks

As far as the looks thing goes, the Skodas are known to be very elegant vehicles. While the Laura looks all set with it looking like hewn from a single slab of metal while on the other hand the Yeti looks more like a chocolate cake in its muddy brown color. It is a known fact that both the Skodas share the same platform however their design element is totally different. The Yeti doesn’t look like a Laura and nor does the Laura look like the Yeti. Well, the Yeti doesn’t even look like a Laura on stilts. Speaking of the Skoda Yeti in India design, it is a quirky odd ball one. Four head lamps or rather a head lamp and fog lamp pair make it look like a Bentley car from a distance. Ok, we were exaggerating on the Bentley part. The jaw or rather the aluminium skid plate is something which is another distinct character of this muscled Laura. The roof rails and all actually make this SUV look like a toy car. The Skoda Laura in India looks almost similar to the Skoda Superb but not like the Octavia from which it has evolved. The very prominent Skoda badge and those angular head lamps make quite an impression. The ORVMs have the turn indicators embedded into them while the rear with its LED configuration looks desirable. The front fog lamps however may not be to everyone’s liking as it’s very big and big always doesn’t mean beautiful.

The more balanced design theme is that of the Laura while the Yeti is a quirky one. Heads would definitely turn when the Yeti passes by however the Laura’s design would age more gracefully. Overall, we found the Laura’s design theme more alluring and one which would stand the test of time.

Interiors

The Skoda Yeti in India shares most of its interiors with the Skoda Laura in India. However the one on the Laura seem more plush. The wood finish on the central console in the Laura takes on a dark hue which we feel has been plucked from the Volkswagen Passat. The Yeti uses lighter materials whereas the Laura uses darker ones. The instrument binnacle in both is however very different. While the Laura gets straight faced dials, the Yeti boasts of two deeply embedded dials. A multi information display is present in both though which shows the average fuel efficiency and other important parameters. The Yeti however boasts of having a touch screen audio system while the Laura doesn’t have one. Seating position in the Yeti is a bit high however getting into it takes some effort while the Laura is more than accommodating. However once seated inside, both the cars are superbly comfortable. While the Laura can easily accommodate 3 passengers in the rear, the Yeti can accommodate only 2 with ease. The Yeti also feels slightly cramped as far as the rear leg room for taller passengers is concerned. The Laura has a cavernous boot space of 560 liters which can actually accommodate more than the weekend trip luggage but then the Yeti has a VarioFlex seating arrangement which means that one can dump the rear seats off their rails and get more than 1000 liters of boot capacity. Originally the Yeti’s boot space is only 416 liters. Storage spaces however are more in the Laura.  The steering wheel is shared between both the Skodas but then the Yeti gets steering mounted controls for its touch screen audio system.

Though the Yeti feels a bit short in the comfort department, overall a person buying an SUV wouldn’t crib about the shortage of space. The Yeti is a more practical options as well if one intends to use it for hauling goods along. The Laura is more for the chauffer oriented ones while the Yeti is for the self driving bachelor.

Handling and ride quality

While both these cars use the same platform, the Skoda Yeti in India is more of a top heavy vehicle. This doesn’t mean that it is not an agile handler. Infact it handles a wee bit better than the Laura due to its intelligent all wheel drive configuration. The front wheel driven Skoda Laura in India has got a good steering wheel which lets the driver know as to what exactly are the Eagle NCT tyres upto. Though the steering wheel on the Yeti is also the same, it feels a bit heavier than the one on the Laura. However since you are seated high up in the Yeti and due to its short overhangs and compact dimensions, the Yeti is more easier to pilot in traffic than the Laura. The ride quality however is equally good in both the cars with the Laura being a bit more pliant than the Yeti. The Yeti bounces off sharp ruts on the road. NVH is equally good in both and hence no comparisons on that front. Parking is better in the SUV since it has rear parking sensors which the Laura doesn’t have.

The Yeti for handling a wee bit better and being the easier car to drive as also park.

Engine, performance and fuel efficiency

The Skoda Laura as also the Skoda Yeti along with sharing their underpinnings, also share their engines. The 2.0 liter turbocharged common rail engine makes 140 Bhp of top power and 320 Nm of maximum torque. While the Laura gets a superb 6 speed DSG, the Yeti gets a 6 speed manual transmission. Both the Laura and the Yeti do tend to stall in traffic and you always have to keep the revs coming in. The Laura feels the livelier of the two with its lower kerb weight of 1465 kgs than the 1543 kgs weight of the Yeti. The 0-100 kmph mark is covered by the Laura in 9.3 seconds while the Yeti does it a whole second later. The Yeti also has a lower top speed of 185 kmph compared to the 200 done by the Laura. Turbo lag is a bit of issue in both but the shorter gearing more than makes up for it. Fuel efficiency is also a plus point in the Laura with it returning an overall 16.7 kmpl to the Yeti’s 15.6 kmpl.  Both the cars more or less travel the same distance with the Yeti having a 60 liters fuel tank while the Laura gets a 55 liters tank. Both the cars are rich in features as far as safety aids are concerned. The Laura gets ABS, EBD, ESP and so does the Yeti. There are almost 6 air bags on stakes for both along with a number of other aids.

The Laura wins this round due to its superior performance however the Yeti being a SUV does provide good performance.

Verdict

The Skoda Yeti and the Skoda Laura are both competent products. While the Yeti has no real competitor, the Laura does have its fair share of competitors. If that wasn’t enough, then the Laura has got competition from within its stables. Not only does the Yeti prove to be a handful to the Laura, it also shows it a thing or two in one or two parameters. Typically a customer looking to buy an Indigo E-cs would be tempted to try for the base version of the Tata Manza and a similar situation arises here as well. Finally, the question arises as to which car to select as the winner. While the Laura has no off-roading experience at its hands, the Skoda Yeti is a proven 4×4 vehicle. So when the going goes tough, it is the Yeti which would take you to that extra mile and this multi talented personality is our choice between the Laura and the Yeti. The Skoda Laura price in India range is from Rs 13.52 to 18.24 lakhs while the Skoda Yeti price in India is Rs 15.38 and goes upto Rs 16.76 lakhs.

Our top pick for the day is the Skoda Yeti in India.

Skoda Yeti vs Tata Aria – Rs 15 lakhs duel

With the advent of French competition in the name of the Renault Duster and Renault Koleos SUVs onto the Indian soil, it would become sort of hard for other established players in India like Tata and Skoda. Well, the Skoda for its Yeti and Tata for its Aria. The Skoda Yeti debuted before the Tata Aria at various shows however it was the latter which was first launched on Indian soil. Not that it had many takers for it and neither does the Yeti have many people going gaga over it. Well actually speaking there is no comparison between the two due to the very fact that the Yeti is a compact SUV whereas the Aria is a 7 seater people mover or rather crossover. But the only factor that binds them, as you guessed from the title, is their price tag. Its very rare that I actually speak about the price of a car early on in an article however I can’t think of any other factor for the cars on test here. But then since they fall in the same price bracket and are sort of off roaders, its not criminal to put them in the same ball park. So here comes the comparison of the Skoda Yeti in India as also the Tata Aria in India.

On the looks front none of the cars here would walk down a Donna Cavalli ramp but then since a winner has to be purely picked up, then it would be the Skoda Yeti. Those boxy looks coupled to a small greenhouse do indeed seem favorable in front of the Tata Aria. While the Yeti is all about boxiness, the Aria is more of metal poise. It looks hewn from a single slab of metal. It carries the Tata family face as also the stance of the Tata Indigo Manza. It more or less mimics the Toyota Innova in the rest of its body structure. The Yeti in the meanwhile doesn’t resemble any other car in the Indian market. The Skoda grille upfront looks similar to the one found on the Laura and the Superb. While the Aria has got beefy 17 inch tyres, the Skoda Yeti makes do with 16 inch tyres. On the road though, it is the Aria which gets lots of road presence whereas the Yeti with its quirky looks would guarantee second glances. So overall, it is the Yeti whose design would age well with time whereas the Aria would fade into oblivion.

Tata Motors have come a long way in designing interiors of their cars starting from the Tata Indica Vista. The Vista era signaled a new beginning for Tata and interior quality has improved by leaps and bounds. Though it still cannot be compared with the Czech here, it definitely can be compared with the Marutis and Mahindras. High set seats provide good all round visibility and the foam used for the seats is also just right. However the aircon vent which only blows air onto one’s elbows plus the uneven panel gaps in some places on the dashboard do jolt one back into reality that this is a Tata product after all. Has anyone heard of seven goggle holders in the roof? No, then you need to take a look at the Tata Aria in India. Second row of seats is also comfortable and believe it or not, Tata makes one of the most comfortable cars around. The third row of seats however is not so spacious as say the Innova however for most of the Indians, it would suffice. The Skoda Yeti in India gets the same high quality interiors like the other Skodas. This means a 4 spoke steering wheel with controls on it barring the Bluetooth, automatic climate control and comfortable interiors. The last part however is a bit skeptical since the Skoda Yeti is a pure 4 seater like the BMW X1. Boot space however for the Yeti is a bit more than what the Aria can promise with its second row of seats in place. However the Yeti boasts of an ace up its sleeve and that is having the second row of seats completely removed and stowed away whereas the Aria’s can only split forward. However in the overall usability quotient, it would be the Aria coming out on tops.

Both the SUVs out here have different constructions. The Aria is a body on frame type whereas the Yeti is a car like monocoque in construction. On the handling front, the Yeti has a slight edge due to its low center of gravity than the Aria. Its steering wheel also is more precisely tuned and hence delivers that all important feel on the highway as also in the city. However the Aria claws back lost ground by feeling more stable in highway speeds. This inspite of it having a higher ground clearance. The Aria is also fairly easy to drive but the turning radius is a bit more than the Yeti’s. Both these cars have 4×4 drive trains but without a low ratio, they both are redundant to off-roading. The Aria has got the more easier of the 4×4 systems which can be toggled via a switch on the go, the Yeti has a more permanent intelligent 4 wheel drive system which can detect wheel slippage and accordingly send or reduce power to that wheel. Ride quality is a bit firm on the Yeti whereas the Aria has got better damping properties, ones which wouldn’t let the occupants know of what is going on beneath. Though the Aria does roll a fair bit, it is almost in the same ball park as the Innova, which doesn’t let one know that it is trying to take a corner at a fair clip of speed. NVH is nicely damped in both however the Aria feels a little bit let down by the fair amount of engine noise filtering in at higher speeds.

As far as the engines are concerned, there is no similarity in their cubic displacement but then the torque and power figures are similar. The 2.2 liter DICOR engine from the Aria produces 140 Bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque, the same figure as what the 2.0 liter TDI engine of the Yeti produces. Both come with turbochargers but transmission options change with the Aria having 5 speed manual transmission while the Yeti makes do with a 6 speed transmission. Transmission changes are good in both with the Aria’s gear knob standing out like a sore thumb in the whole package. While the Yeti is quicker than the 2.5 tonner Aria, the Aria claws back lost ground by having a higher top speed. The Skoda Yeti boasts of very good brakes with ABS and EBD, the Aria gets slightly spongy brakes with ABS and traction control. Safety is almost same with both, though the Yeti features a crash tested body frame whereas the Aria’s has to yet prove itself. The engine and gearbox tuning of the Aria is done in such a way that it is highly drivable unlike the Yeti’s motor which tends to stall at low speeds.

Fuel efficiency for the Aria is a tad higher than the Yeti at an overall 13.2 kmpl whereas the Yeti manages 11.6 kmpl overall.

Finally, the time has come to choose the better of the two and it would be a tough call on this one. Those who prefer a smaller footprint and don’t require two extra seats plus the Skoda badge would look no further than the Skoda Yeti in India. It is a practical SUV marred by the slightly highish price as also the lesser fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the Tata Aria in India is a well built product and with a good amount of features supporting it. Infact if the feature levels in the Aria were to be offered in the Yeti as an option, then the Yeti would easily be available at the price of the top end Superb. So in a nutshell, the Tata Aria, especially been a desi product wins this battle overall. The icing on the cake is the pricing. The Tata Aria price in India for the top end variant is Rs 15.5 lakhs whereas the Skoda Yeti price in India stands at Rs 16 lakhs for the top end variant. All these prices are ex-show room, Mumbai. If you had any doubts about these two SUVs, then the doubts would have been dispelled by now after looking at the prices.

Milestone for Skoda India

The Aurangabad plant of Skoda Auto India recently rolled out its 1,00,001st car in the market. This event became even more special because the 100,001st vehicle of this plant was the newly launched Skoda Yeti. This occasion was graced with the presence of the ambassador of Czech Republic, Mr. Miloslav Stasek and the Board Member of Sales and Marketing at Skoda Auto and the Chairman of Skoda Auto India Mr Stackmann. Mr. Stasek graced the ambience with his wise words “this is the biggest investment by far in India any Czech company has made. Skoda Auto India has been able to achieve an incredible growth. The world class products which are provided by Skoda, offers high quality products with human touch, that is the reason that we consider them the strongest pillars of our success.”

Later on Mr. Stackmann added that, Skoda Auto entered the Indian auto market ten years ago which the company thought of being a very important market in the near future, with great spirit of leadership and entrepreneurship, and they succeeded in making their stand in the market for sure. He further added that this achievement would have been possible because of the continuous support of the Indian government, its employees, business partners, suppliers and especially its valuable and trusted customers. Over the last decade Skoda has reinvented itself as one of the strong, sensible, sensitive and important of all a clever player in the automobile sector in India. Now the Aurangabad manufacturing plant of the Skoda Auto is its strength and with this strength makes them capable enough of playing a more important role in the near future. Skoda Auto is planning to expand it’s horizons in the Indian market. Let’s see that whether the ambitious plans of the Skoda Auto will bore them a fruitful result or not. For now we can’t really say anything about what future has in store for the Skoda Auto but for now we are happy with Skoda’s progress like the Chairman of the Skoda Auto said “we at Skoda Auto are extremely proud of our achievements and we want to take the today’s opportunity to congratulate our all shareholders.”