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The Skoda Vision IN is the latest production-set concept, a compact crossover SUV, and after a lot of teasing, it’s been revealed at last.

Skoda Vision IN

When we’d been to Prague, Skoda’s homeland in Czechia, last year to drive the Skoda Karoq, Kodiaq and Vision RS, there was one more element which we partook in but couldn’t entirely capture. We’d met with Oliver Stefani, who heads Skoda Design Centre in Mlada-Boleslav, and even seen the compact Vision SUV with a veil thrown over it. Now, though, it’s out in the open, and what a vision it is.

Skoda Vision IN

The new Skoda Vision IN is the new mid-size SUV from the Czech marque that will take on some established compact SUV rivals here, notably the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The Vision IN production model, that appears to be loosely based around the Kamiq, on the MQB A0 IN platform that Skoda is now in charge of with the India 2.0 project. The model should sit below the Karoq in India.

The India-specific MQB A0 IN (Modularer Querbaukasten, or Modular Transverse Matrix vehicle architecture for small cars in India) will underpin all major models from the VW Group here. Overseas, MQB encompasses pretty much the the entire front-transverse engined, front- or all-wheel drive small- and medium-sized range for VW, Skoda, Audi and Seat models, as also a few others. But, back to the story at hand. This transition is a big one for the recently-formed entity Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd and will mean a major update for all the Group brands. With it, comes the potential to streamline processes even more optimally to deliver not just enhanced build quality but also great value.

Furthermore, the high-quality interior will be supplemented with the latest connectivity solutions as well as safety equipment. The modern layout, touchscreen centre console and new design steering wheel will make it quite the desirable offering.

Skoda Vision IN

The Skoda Vision IN – which we believe will get a K-name soon – is expected to pack a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is among the most versatile of its kind and is available as an atmospheric or turbocharged engine, with anywhere between 60 and 116 hp, with up to 200 Nm of torque – as seen in the Audi Q2 30 TFSI. We expect a 1.0 TSI spec with 115 hp and 180 Nm, paired with either a manual or a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Like the VW Taigun shown as well, we believe it will be front-wheel drive as standard, with the potential 4×4 model in the dark as of now. Diesels? Potential? Yes. Probability? Rather low. MEB-based electrified models seem more likely to follow.

Also Read: New Skoda Karoq First Drive Review

 

About the author: Jim Gorde

 

Automotive Correspondent at Car India and Bike India.
Believes that learning never stops, and that diesel plug-in hybrids are the only feasible future.
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