Czech automaker, Skoda had showcased the made-in-India and made-for-India Vision IN SUV concept at the 2020 Auto Expo. It is based on the locally-developed VW Group’s MQB AO IN platform, which will underpin a wide range of Skoda and Volkswagen cars in India. Production of the Skoda Vision IN SUV will commence by the end of this year, while launch is scheduled in early 2021.
The Vision IN shares significant design elements with the Kamiq sold abroad. However, it comes with India-specific changes and has a bolder and more upright front. At the front, the SUV gets signature chrome-embellished Skoda grille flanked by split projector headlamps. Featuring angular bumper, the SUV gets large air intakes and a three-slot skid plate. It has plastic cladding all around the body, while the prominent roof rails and large alloys give it a bolder profile. Also See – Skoda Vision IN SUV – 10 Key Facts
The rear design of the Skoda Vision IN looks largely identical to the Kamiq SUV. However, the SUV gets beefed-up profile with aggressive design elements. There is a light strip that runs across the width of the SUV, while the crystal-like LED tail-lights give it a premium look. It comes with a three-slot skid plate. The Vision IN SUV has a wheelbase of 2,651mm, which is similar to the Brazilian-spec model. The concept SUV has a length of 4.26 meters.
Inside the cabin, the Skoda VISION IN gets crystalline elements. The crystalline elements can be seen on the gear selector button in the centre console, under the virtual cockpit and on the dashboard. It features multi-function leather steering wheel with knurl wheels. Inside the cabin, the SUV gets a wide dashboard inspired by the Kamiq. The orange colour treatment is extensively used throughout the cabin, and can be seen on the centre armrest and door panels. Chrome-plated air-con vents on the sides looks nice. It features a large free-standing touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity features and virtual cockpit. Other comfort and convenience features will include automatic AC, a panoramic sunroof, drive modes, ambient lighting, rear air-con vents, etc.
It will be offered with 2 engine options – aa 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol. The company could also introduce the CNG version of the SUV. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic. It will rival the likes of the Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, new Hyundai Creta and the Volkswagen T-Cross.