AutocarIndia has come up with yet another scoop. Skoda Rapid is what we thought would be the name of the new sedan based on the VW Vento, however Autocar India claims that the new car will be called the LAURETTA. The name looks like a mating the Laura and Jetta to give LAURETTA. (a simple equation: Laura+Jetta-(a+j)= Lauretta.
The Skoda Lauretta is likely to be launched around this Diwali. The Lauretta based on the Vento platform will have to undercut the car in terms of pricing and a few features may also be eliminated. It will be powered by the same 1.6 petrol and diesel engines.
The Rapid will have to battle the fierce competition in the C-Segment with the New Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti SX4, New Fiesta and VW Vento.