Skoda India is grinding its gear over an aggressive expansion in the coming few years. The first glimpse of their India 2.0 plan could be seen at the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo, where the Czech carmaker will showcase the all-new Vision Concept.
Interestingly, a production-ready prototype that will be spawned from this concept was spotted testing in the country a few days back. This SUV which is yet to be named will be based on India-specific platform called the MQB A0-IN.
There will be many more products that are under the Volkswagen Group umbrella which will share this underpinning. Seeing the sketch teasers, we know that this SUV will measure around 4.2 metres, making it a direct rival to the Hyundai Creta and Kia Altos. Moreover, if we judge by the appearance, we could safely say that this Vision SUV will look like a scaled-down Kodiaq.
As we know now, the SUV is expected to have a split headlamp design with a sleeker unit on top and a nicely shaped unit below it. The integrated mustache grille will dominate its nose along with a contrast finish bash plate.
A similarly designed bash plate is present on the rear bumper while the tail lamps will also resemble the other Skoda SUVs like the Karoq and the Kamiq. Being a crossover, we are also expecting body cladding and roof rails to adorn this upcoming high riding vehicle.
On the inside, there is a floating touchscreen infotainment system, flat-bottom steering wheel and other creature comforts including Skoda’s simply clever features. We are expecting a spacious cabin as well. Coming to powertrain, there are chances of turbo-petrol joining a standard petrol engine as well.
However, there is no confirmation on the diesel engine option yet. The transmission could include a six-speed manual and a seven-speed DSG as well.
Given that the prototype is already on the streets, Skoda might not delay the official launch. However, we expect the carmaker to complete comprehensive testing in the country before the SUV goes on sale in the country and therefore, we could either be looking at a market debut either by the end-2020 or sometime by next year. More details is expected to be surfaced in the coming months, so stay tuned.