Skoda’s Hyundai Creta rivaling compact SUV will look like this: Leaked pictures & engine details

Skoda is working on a slew of all-new SUVs that will be launched in the Indian market in the coming months. The manufacturer showcased the Vision IN concept that will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the Indian market. The all-new car will be launched in early 2021 and it will be an all-new car.

IAB report shows new pictures of the Skoda Vision IN, which is likely to be the production model of the car. The images are meant to used for patents and it revealed a lot about the upcoming car. The Skoda Vision IN is likely to get the name Kosmiq in the production form. The mid-size SUV will be based on the new MQB-A0-IN platform, which is a low-cost derivative of the MQB-A0 platform. This a new platform that has been developed for India and it will underpin a lot of upcoming cars from the Volkswagen Group.

The leaked pictures indicate that the upcoming Skoda’s mid-size car will offer a higher ground clearance than the concept model. Moreover, the car will get a few design changes too including a slightly different front-end with signature Skoda grille. The all-new SUV will also get sleek headlamps with projectors inside. The fog lamp also gets projector and is located just below the main headlamp. The front bumper gets a heavy cladding with a plastic skid plate. There are black coloured cladding all around the car too. It adds a tougher look to the Vision IN or the rumoured Kosmiq.

The pictures further reveal that it will get a fixed panoramic roof but we may get to see an electric sunroof too. The rear also gets a plastic cladding on the bumper with a contrasting silver-coloured skid plate. The car also gets sleek tail lamps and there is a light bar, which is likely to work as a reflector. Other than that, the leaked pictures show 17-inch or 18-inch rims. Unlike the new launches from Skoda, the upcoming mid-size Skoda SUV will come in multiple trims. The lower variants will get smaller wheels.

Skoda has always been futuristic with the features and the cabin and the production version of the Vision-IN is likely to get the virtual cockpit of 10.25-inch and there will be a 9.2-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Skoda Vision IN will also get connected technology with features like OTA updates.

The car will come powered by multiple engine petrol engine options. There will be a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine for the lower variants while the upper variants will get the more powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Skoda is likely to put a competitive price tag on the car.