We finally have some information on the launch of Skoda’s Vision IN which garnered a lot of attention when showcased in the 2020 auto expo. The car has been in talks since then and any information regarding the vehicle is closely followed upon because of all the right reasons.
Now that we have the idea of a definite time frame, as the car will hit the Indian dealerships in the second quarter next year i.e. between April-June, 2021. It will be Skoda’s first made-for-India product under its India 2.0 strategy.
About Skoda Vision In
This car will be the first offering from Skoda to be built on the MQB-A0-IN platform. On the outside, it has the standard Skoda design elements with a big butterfly grille on the front with vertical slats. The grille rests between very sleek LED headlamps with integrated DRLs. The front bumper with black cladding adds a rugged character to Skoda’s elegance. And it has sharp curves as standard in Skoda cars resulting in a clean, elegant design and that is where Skoda really excels.
Under the hood, The Skoda Vision IN will get a 1.5-litre TSi petrol engine that produces a maximum power output 150BHP churning out torque figures of 250Nm. This comes with a 7 speed DSG gearbox.
The lower-spec variants might feature a smaller 1.0-liter TSI petrol engine, which also powers Skoda Rapid, it churns out a power equivalent of 110BHP and torque output of 175 Nm. This engine in all likelihood will feature both automatic and manual gearboxes.
Pricing and Launch
It is expected to start at somewhere around Rs 10 lakh and the top-of-the-line fully equipped variant may retail around Rs 16 Lakhs. It will compete against the likes of popular cars like Segment leader Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, which occupies a close second position and other worthy competitors like Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. The car is expected to be launched in the Q2 of 2021.
This is one of those products which surely packs in the punch to define the course of the market. In this case, it will take on remarkable competitors like the Creta, Kia’s Seltos and its sibling from Volkswagen, The Taigun (upcoming).
The car holds extra significance with Skoda’s emphasis on the fact that it is made exclusively to the preference of an Indian consumer. This is a project under the India 2.0 initiative.
Another fact that speaks volumes of its criticality for the Czech Carmaker is its positioning, In the existing line-up Skoda India line-up it will be slotted just above Rapid, which is Skoda’s best selling car in the country. Also, with the craze of compact SUVs rocketing sky high of late, the company will have high hopes riding on Vision.