Skoda unveiled its concept car Vision IN at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India media night at the Auto Expo 2020 and the SUV boasts to be designed for India and made in India by the Czech brand. At the biennial event, the brand had introduced the concept version of the SUV and now a few images of the design patent which is said to be of the road going production-spec Skoda Vision IN have been circulating the internet, well before the SUVs launch.
The Skoda Vision IN concept is based on the MQB-A0-IN which is the localised variant of the MQB ‘Modularer Querbaukasten’ (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform and the concept study measures 4,256 mm in length, 1,589 mm in height with the wheelbase of 2,671 mm. The production-spec Skoda Vision IN is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre TSI EVO four-pot turbo-petrol engine that produces 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque coupled to a shift-by-wire 7-speed DSG gearbox a 6-speed manual unit is also likely to be offered. A 1.0-litre TSI engine is also likely to be offered.
According to the pictures, the production-spec SUV is a watered-down version of the concept showcased at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo in Delhi but is nearly identical in terms of the exterior features. The production-spec car is likely to get larger LED headlamps, non-illuminated grille & Skoda badging, chrome-bezel vertically slated grille, raised bonnet ridges, a wide air dam, large air intakes that flank the front bumpers, a skid plate, increased ground clearance, smaller diameter alloy wheels, roof rails, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and LED tail lamps.
While the concept study at the Auto Expo 2020 featured a hand-printed ‘Kalamkari’ inspired dashboard fascia, organically tanned leather seats, Bohemian crystal glass art, Pinatex seat covers made from waste pineapple leaves, rhubarb leather & oak leather trim and a centrally placed 12.3-inch infotainment display the production-spec car is expected to feature a minimalistic cabin design with 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment, 10.25-inch fully digital instrumentation, dual-zone climate control, 6 airbags and other standard safety features.
Apart from the watered-down size and equipment the production-spec Vision IN is also expected to get a new name which will be in-line with the brand’s SUV vocabulary. Skoda has in the past registered names such as Kliq, Karmiq and Konarq but it is being rumoured that the Vision IN will be called Kosmiq.
Skoda is expected to bring the Vision IN in production form in the first quarter of 2021.