Seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox
Climatronic - automatic air conditioning with adjustable dual rear vents
India remains pivotal as it is considered to be an emerging market for SKODA and under its '2018 Growth Strategy' SKODA aims to increase its global sales markedly to at least 1.5 million per year.
"SKODA is on track for growth worldwide. In our view, the largest potential is mainly in growth markets such as India, Russia and China. Our plans are definitely focussed on the Indian market,” says SKODA CEO Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland, adding: “We are putting our gas foot down in India and are set to keep on raising our sales here."
At the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012, for the first time in India, SKODA presented a concept for an especially sporty variant of the Fabia: the Fabia RS 2000. SKODA’s designers took the successful rally car Fabia Super 2000 and turned it into a unique roadster made for dynamics, sportiness and pure driving pleasure. With its motorsport-oriented super wide layout, the Fabia RS 2000 has room for four occupants, each of who will find access to the car easy. Low-slung windows all around do not just permit perfect 360° vision, but also a permanent experience of nature and freshness.
The Fabia Monte Carlo, itself introduced in New Delhi for the first time, is another embodiment of SKODA’s motorsport ambition. This car features an especially dynamic outfit and not only pays tribute to the Fabia S2000’s success in the IRC International Rally Championship and other competitions, but also to SKODA’s 111 years of motorsport history. The Fabia Monte Carlo is especially recognisable for the sporty execution of its front end.
One of the most likeable members of the compact SUV segment, which is fairly young, is the Yeti, also on display on SKODA’s stand. The Yeti is ready to provide transportation in difficult circumstances and will help his occupants where others throw in the towel. Its excellent off-road capabilities make him the choice for demanding terrain. On the road, its driving dynamics are nothing short of those in a saloon. Five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test are testament to a well-designed safety concept. The Yeti was introduced in India in November 2010.