Volkswagen group had revealed it’s grand turnaround plans for the India in 2018, giving Skoda the lead with a billion dollars of investment promise. Come 2020 and Skoda has come up with a plan and the Vision In concept SUV will be it’s first product under the India 2.0 strategy.
What’s new in the Skoda Vision IN SUV?
Based on the MQB-A0-IN, the Indianized version of the global MQB platform, the Vision In will be Skoda’s answer to the successful run by the Tata Harrier, the Kia Seltos or the Jeep Compass. The compact premium SUV segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the country as of now and the Skoda Vision In will try to attract a fair share of customers to its stable.
We can expect the interior to be as classy as it’s existing lineup of the Octavia and the Superb with class leading features like the Kodiaq SUV. Under the hood, there is a BS-VI, 150PS, 1.5-litre petrol engine with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes. A 7-speed dsg with drive-by-wire tech will be on offer too. Skoda as well as the VW group is all set to eliminate diesels from their line-up and this will be the first step towards it. An all-petrol engine line-up. There are talks of a CNG version too but that will be only in 2021 or 2022.
The concept looks and feels premium. It had 19-inch alloy wheels and a lit grille. It is nearly 4.3-metre long, has a 2,700mm wheelbase and five seats. What’s more, the infotainment as well as the instrument cluster are fully digital and this will definitely attract customers. At the same time, there will be a unique arm rest at the rear that will eat up the space of the middle seat. Boot space is expected to be around 450 litres.
The Skoda Vision IN price in India will likely start from Rs 13 lakh and there will be three trims on offer. Skoda might also revamp their showroom design to fit the image of the Skoda Vision IN SUV.