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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

New Skoda Rapid sedan to be conceived on MissionL Concept

Skoda Rapid sedan based on the Volkswagen Vento platform is already present in India and is selling in good numbers. Now Skoda is mulling to bring another car which will be placed above Rapid sedan being sold in India and the company also plans to sell this bigger sedan by the name of Rapid. Though the car will be sold by this name primarily in the European market, where the sedan will replace the current Skoda Octavia which is known as Laura in India.

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Europe bound Skoda Rapid will be conceived on the Skoda MissionL concept which the company revealed some time back. The new design has a lot of resemblance with the current Skoda cars however it also flaunts freshness in its design. The next gen Laura is likely to be bigger in size which will replace the current Skoda Laura/Octavia. Though it is yet to be seen if the high end model from the Skoda’s stable, Skoda Superb sedan will get bigger in size.


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The Skoda MissionL concept, whenever its production starts, is likely to be conceived on the Volkswagen MQB platform. Most of the new cars being built under the stable of Volkswagen and all its subsidiaries will be based on the MQB platform. The MQB platform will help Volkswagen and all its subsidiaries to make use of the common parts and manufacturing facilities which will help reduce cost. Along with the new range of saloons being made in numerous sizes, Skoda is also banking bog on SUVs and crossovers. Skoda currently has only one SUV, Skoda Yeti 4X4 in its fleet of cars. Skoda eyes making small as well as big models in the coming time. The company can go on making a compact SUV based on the lines of upcoming SUV Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster. The demand for the compact SUVs in the thriving markets is huge. Skoda may also develop a bigger seven seater SUV.

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