Skoda showcased the all-new Vision IN concept in February this year. The all-new car will be made for India and manufactured in India. While Skoda is yet to announce the exact time of the launch of the upcoming production version of the Vision IN concept, it seems that the launch timeline has been shifted to Q1 of 2021 than the earlier Q2. The all-new vehicle will be launched under the India 2.0 strategical program, which aims to improve Skoda’s market share in the Indian market.
The all-new Skoda Vision IN will be the first Skoda SUV to be built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 IN platform. It is specifically developed for the Indian market and to suit the need of Indian customers. It will be the most affordable SUV from the brand in the Indian market and the vehicle will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier.
Zac Hollis, Director – Skoda Auto India, said in a tweet that the mid-size SUV will be launched in Q1 of 2021. While Zac did not reveal the name of the SUV in his tweet, there is no other car lined-up from the manufacturer from the segment. Earlier, Zac Hollis said that the car will be launched in Q2 of 2021. With the new tweet, it seems like Skoda is bringing the launch date forward in 2021.
While Vision IN is a concept model, leaked pictures of the digital rendering revealed a lot of details. The all-new car will get a similar Skoda family face. The mid-size SUV will also come with split headlamps with all-LED bulbs. Even the fog lamps will be LED and the same will be available with the taillamp too. In all, the Skoda Vision IN will be a fresh looking vehicle.
Skoda is yet to officially reveal the name of the upcoming SUV. However, it is likely to be named Kosmiq or Kliq. The official name will be revealed at a later date. It will be made to look muscular and rugged and for that, the mid-size SUV will come with a full-body cladding. At the front, there is a faux skid plate and same will be available in the rear too. The cabin will be loaded with features just like any other Skoda vehicle. It will come with a virtual cockpit with a massive 10.25-inch driver MID and a smaller 9.2-inch infotainment screen with futuristic Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The engine details have not been revealed too. However, Skoda will likely use a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. There will be no diesel engine options with the upcoming car.