Criminals earning up to £16 for a single stolen badge
23 May 2012

Skoda Auto India has offered to replace stolen emblem badges from its cars free of charge after a recent spate of thefts.

Autocar India is reporting that prices for stolen Skoda badges range from between Rs600 (around £6.50) when adorned on a Fabia’s front-end and Rs1500 (approximately £16) when fitted to a Yeti’s rear.

Skoda’s dealership in Mumbai has reported that it expects the free badge replacement service will reduce the street value of the emblem and deter further thefts.

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23 May 2012

of all the badges to steal Skoda, I bet next they will be stealing Lada badges.

23 May 2012

tomy90 wrote:

of all the badges to steal Skoda, 

I think Skoda's heritage is longer and richer than any other VAG manufacturer.


23 May 2012

tomy90 wrote:

of all the badges to steal Skoda, I bet next they will be stealing Lada badges.

Skoda is considered a premium brand in India and has some brand value..

23 May 2012

 

 

 

23 May 2012

Sorry, will try again later.

23 May 2012

It must be a "no news" week at Autocar with stories like this appearing. Or are you trying to encourage your readership to do the same thing here, to replicate the theft of VW badges that happened about 20 years ago?

 

23 May 2012

honest.

24 May 2012

Beastie_Boy wrote:

honest.

Don't worry, I think it's the Balti Boy's this time......

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

24 May 2012

TegTypeR wrote:

Beastie_Boy wrote:

honest.

Don't worry, I think it's the Balti Boy's this time......

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