Time and again Skoda India has said that a car under the Fabia is essential if it wants to expand its market presence. Having seen the lackluster approach in launching variants, especially in the last 18 months, and following a group company's typical strategy of playing second fiddle to VW products in many segments, Skoda's version of the Up! might not be launched in India simultaneously or within a short time period.
The only products that came to the market were Yeti and the Skoda Laura vRS.
So the question we're asking is will it take the Skoda Joyster/Youngster a year or more after the Up to appear? Will the delay and familiarity have a negative showing on the Skoda small car?
Volkswagen might want to wait for the Up to settle down before the Youngster/Joyster drives in. The Fabia sedan-Vento have followed the same procedure and it might be the protocol for all products that occupy the same segment and are priced similarly.
What are your thoughts?
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