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Laura and hardy

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autos Updated: May 26, 2010 12:53 IST

I drive my Octavia around the industrial areas of Surat, where the roads are bad, and I feel that I am ruining my car. My heart is set on the Yeti, but the local dealer doesn’t seem to know the possible launch date. I don’t want to compromise by buying another car if I can lay my hands on the Yeti before the monsoon. Is there a possibility?
Adishwar
Unfortunately, the Yeti will not be launched in India before the monsoon. According to sources within Skoda, we expect the Yeti to come to India, but not before September this year. However, after having driven it in Europe, we can assure you that this unique SUV will be worth the wait.

My Swift VDi 2007 has done 30,000 km and the JKs on the car are almost bald. I want to upgrade from the 165/80/14 tyres to 195/65/14s, or the 185/70/14s as on the ZXi. I’m going for an upsize as looks and handling are important. But I don’t want to damage the bearings as I plan to stick on to this car for at least a year. Please advice.
Sudev Devadas
If you have the normal steel rims, we recommend the 185/70-R-14s. If you plan to change to alloy wheels, then the 195/60-R-14s would work just fine.

When is the new Alto with the K-series engine releasing? Is it worth waiting for?
Ishu Guta
The Alto has just been introduced with a Bharat Stage IV version of the existing F8D series engine. There are no plans to introduce the K-series engine in the Alto because that would involve enlarging the Alto’s engine bay to get it to fit. The next-generation Alto, expected in late 2011, will come with the K-series engine.