Czech automaker, Skoda has unveiled the Skoda Vision X at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. If media reports are to be believed, Skoda will unveil the production version of the car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
It is confirmed by Skoda’s Sales and Marketing chief Alain Favery. The company believes that this compact SUV will be brand’s second best-selling SUV after the Skoda Karoq. Skoda is aiming to expand the annual production capacity to 80,000 at its Mlada Boleslav. The new SUV is expected to account for majority of this increased capacity.
The new compact SUV will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform. This platform also underpins the VW Polo, Seat Ibiza and Seat Aroma. However, reports claim that Skoda’s SUV will use the longest version of this platform. It is expected to be offered with three engine options – 1.0l TSI petrol, 1.5l TSI Evo petrol and 1.6l TDI diesel engines. Also See – Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Review
Dimensionally, the Vision X is 4,250mm, 1,50mm and 1,800mm in length, width and height respectively. The new model has a longer wheelbase of 2,645mm, which ensures spacious cabin. Skoda is aiming to offer more rear space and feature loaded cabin in the India-spec model. The new Skoda SUV will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and upcoming Honda HRV.
For India, Volkswagen Group is planning to localise this MQB A0 platform to achieve aggressive pricing. The company is expected to launch 6 new cars in the Indian market by 2020-22.
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