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Skoda Vision IN concept previews new compact SUV

Skoda Vision IN concept previews new compact SUV
Skoda Vision IN concept previews new compact SUV

New Skoda model will be exclusive to the Indian market.

The Skoda Vision IN concept will preview a new compact SUV that the company will launch to be sold exclusively in the Indian market. Likely to be slightly longer than the Skoda Kamiq, the Vision IN is expected to be very close in appearance to the upcoming production version despite its concept status. The inclusion of conventional door mirrors and more conventionally sized wheels indicate that Skoda isn't planning to reveal anything too radical as can often be the case with such design concepts.

Skoda designers have given a rugged look to the front of the Vision IN, consisting of a wide grille and split headlights similar to the Kodiaq. The lower bumper section looks set to receive a sturdy aluminium insert across the front. That metallic look continues at the rear where the bumper gets a similar look. Other design elements at the back of the car include illuminated Skoda lettering between the three-dimensional rear lights.

There's no official word on what kind of engine or powertrain setup the Skoda Vision IN will have. It may be shown with a plug-in hybrid system, but the production model is more likely to stick with a standard petrol engine setup.

We have yet to see the interior layout though it is likely to feature the company's latest infotainment system that currently features in the Kamiq and Scala models, launched during 2019. It will make its public debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 show in New Delhi from 5 to 12 February.

Skoda leading the Volkswagen Group charge in India

Skoda Auto holds responsibility for leading the activities for the entire Volkswagen Group on the Indian sub-continent. The India 2.0 project will see several new models released that will be developed specifically for that market that will be based on a variant of the Volkswagen Group's modular MQB platform called the MQB A0 IN. The Skoda Vision IN will be the first time that this newly developed platform variant will be shown.


Published on January 10, 2020
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