We all have got the glimpse of the Skoda Vision IN concept during the Auto Expo 2020. With the help of this concept, a new mid-sized SUV will be developed. The test model has been spotted multiple times on Indian roads. This mid-sized SUV will lock horns with Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. We can hope for the production version of the Vision IN to make a debut in the first quarter of 2021, somewhere between January to March. The launch will be done between April to June in the year 2021.
The Skoda Vision IN SUV will commence the Volkswagen Group’s MQB AO platform in our country. The localised version of this platform underpins the global-spec-based Skoda Kamiq, the Polo hatchback, and VW T-Cross. This platform will indeed be highly beneficial in the development of the new Vento and Next-gen Skoda Rapid.
KLIQ OR KOSMIQ – What’s the new SUV called?
Skoda has already trademarked the nameplates of Kliq and Kosmiq in India. As per the reports, the new version will be named Kosmiq. We all know about the company’s love for the letter “K.” Skoda is selling Kodiaq, Kamiq, and Karoq across the globe.
Design, interior, and dimensions:
The length of the concept model is about 4256mm, while it is 1589mm tall. The wheelbase of the SUV is around 2671mm. Thus we know that it is the biggest to date in the entire segment. This leads to more space in the cabin of the model. As per the spy images, we get to know that the production model will not differ from the concept design.
Design highlights will include features like split projector headlamps, and chrome embellished Skoda grille, 3 plot skid plate, crystal-like LED tail lamps, prominent roof rails, etc. There can be 17-inch alloy wheels as well.
There will be multiple high-end features, for instance, a 10.25 inch fully digital instrument console, LED ambient lights, a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technologies, automatic AC, multi-functional steering wheel, and so on.
There will be two engine options available – a 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5L 4-cylinder petrol. The 1.5L engine, when connected to a 7 speed DSG automatic, will be able to churn out power worth 148bhp and 250Nm. In comparison, the 1.0L turbo unit is capable of producing 110bhp power and 175Nm torque. The transmission options will include a 6-speed torque converter automatic and a 6-speed manual.