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Skoda Kodiaq SUV and Octavia vRS to be Unveiled on August 10 in India

Skoda Kodiaq in India is likely to face a tough competition by Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X while Octavia RS is expected to be priced at Rs 20 lakh.

Ayushmann Chawla | News18.comAyushmannChawla

Updated:August 10, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
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Skoda Kodiaq SUV and Octavia vRS to be Unveiled on August 10 in India
Skoda Octavia RS (Image: Skoda)
Czech car manufacturer, Skoda is all set to unveil its much anticipated SUV Kodiaq in India on 10th August. Unveiled last year in September, Kodiaq has been listed on Skoda India website and the company is accepting bookings for the same since May. India bound Skoda Kodiaq SUV and Octavia vRS will be manufactured at the company's Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra.

Unveiled in Berlin and named after the Kodiak bear found in Archipelago in Alaska, Internationally, the Kodiaq has been unveiled with five engine options – two diesel and three petrol, and three transmission options – 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG and 7-speed DGS Transmission. Although the one expected to come to India is the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine with 7-speed DSG transmission. Built on Volkswagen's MQB platform, the Kodiaq is Skoda’s first seven-seater SUV.

The Skoda Octavia vRS will also make its comeback on the Indian roads in the 2017 avatar. Introduced first in 2000, the D-segment sedan, internationally is available in two engine options – 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 220 bhp and a 2.0-litre diesel engine that churns out 184 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. Indian market is expected to get a 1.8-litre engine variant.

Skoda Kodiaq in India is likely to face a tough competition by Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X while Octavia vRS is expected to be priced at Rs 20 lakh. Watch this space for more updates.

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