Skoda’s compact SUV for India: First official sketches out!

Skoda India has officially released the images of the Skoda Vision IN, which will be officially revealed on 5th February. Skoda has released the official sketches that give a fair idea on what the upcoming mid-size SUV will look like when it is launched in the market. The production of the SUV will start in 2020-2021.

Skoda Vision 1

The all-new Skoda Vision IN will be launched in the Indian market in the middle of 2021. The sketches that show the front-end and the rear-end of the vehicle show that it is heavily inspired by the design of the Skoda Kamiq, which is on sale in the international markets. The car gets the chrome-dipped Skoda grille in the front with two projector headlamps on the flanks. The headlamps are split and give a very futuristic look to the car.

At the rear, the Skoda Vision IN gets sleek full-LED tail lamps that are inspired by the lamps of Kodiaq. In fact, the rear-end is quite similar to the Skoda Kamiq. All around the car, a thick plastic cladding can be seen along with roof rails and large alloy wheels. However, the production model may come with 16-inch alloy wheels. Skoda has officially mentioned that the car measures 4.26 metres in length, which is similar to the current-generation Hyundai Creta.

The Skoda Vision IN will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform, which is developed especially for the Indian market. The new platform will ensure that the price of the new-generation Volkswagen Group cars remains aggressive and attractive. There will be a lot of cars that will be based on MQB A0 IN platform in the coming times too.

Skoda also released the pictures of the cabin of the Skoda Vision IN in December. The sketch of the cabin shows that it will come with a long list of features including a large floating-type infotainment system, a virtual cockpit digital instrumentation. Skoda will also offer a range of high-end features including a panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents, two USB charging ports at the rear, drive modes, ambient lighting system and more.

Skoda Vision 2

The production version of the Skoda Vision IN will get 2,651mm long wheelbase and will offer a lot of space for the passengers in the rear. Since Skoda has announced that they will not offer diesel engine options after the BS6 compliance comes into effect on 1st April 2020. The upcoming production version of the Skoda Vision IN will get powered by the 1.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. Skoda will also launch a CNG version of the SUV in the market.

The production version of the Skoda Vision IN will take on the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Kia Seltos, upcoming Hyundai Creta and mid-size SUV from Maruti Suzuki in the Indian market. Skoda also plans to launch a slew of other cars in the Indian market this year including the Skoda Octavia vRS 245, Skoda Kodiaq BS6, Skoda Karoq and facelifted version of the Skoda Rapid.