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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Skoda Yeti junior Polar SUV to force Renault Duster bite the dust

Gradually all the car makers are eyeing two segment that are getting hot hot and hotter. The first is the Maruti Ertiga dominated MUV segment and the second is the Renault Duster dominated compact SUV segment. Now Skoda is aggressively trying to develop a Duster rival in the form of a Skoda Yeti junior. The new SUV could be called as Skoda Polar and it is expected to give a tough fight to the Duster as well as the upcoming Ford Ecosport and the Maruti XA Alpha. The Skoda Polar price is also expected to be the same as that of these SUVs and is expected to be in the range of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 9 lakh.  

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The compact SUV as well as the MUV segment are definitely the most lucrative ones after the small car segment that has literally reemerged so after the launch of Maruti Alto 800. The immense success of Duster as well the Mahindra Quanto in the SUV segment and the Ertiga in the MUV segment has yet again proved that some really interesting car offerings can infuse life into any segment. Now that Skoda is planning Polar SUV, it will be highly interesting as well since the price speculations about the new car are quite low.  

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The new SUV by Skoda will be using the PQ24 platform instead of the Volkswagen Taigun SUV platform. It will be measuring just over four meters and will be based on the Volkswagen Polo and the Skoda Fabia platform. Others speculate it to be based on MQB platform that is the future platform of Volkswagen cars. As far as engine line up is concerned the SUV will have petrol and diesel variants and it could be ready by 2014. By that time the Duster, Ecosport and the XA Alpha along with other SUVs will settle themselves.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Features and specs of Skoda Yeti are awesome but appearance of the vehicle is not impressive as the Duster. In presence of Ford Ecosport and Duster as well as Mahindra XUV 500 the new Skoda Yeti would not be capable to do well.

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