Given the increasing craze for compact SUVs, Skoda is getting ready to take on Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It will be bringing its concept codenamed Vision IN that was displayed ahead of the auto expo in New Delhi in February to take on the best-selling Korean vehicles in the country. This will be part of Skoda's India 2.0 project to extend its footprint in the Indian market.
The Vision In will be built on Volkswagen's MQB A0 IN platform and have 4,256 mm length and 2,671 mm wheelbase. The Vision IN, which was one of the popular concepts that was on display at the New Delhi auto expo, is likely to be launched next year.
A large grille, headlamps with day-time running lights and a large air dam will be the highlights in the front. Besides, the vehicle will also get large wheel arches and LED taillights.
It is said that Skoda has taken inspiration from Indian textile printing technique Kalamkari to use crystals and other natural substances to design the interiors. In another innovation, the seats use organic leather and the roof lining is made of recycled plastic fibres. The Vision IN will be a small SUV that can seat four.
The new SUV will also get a 12.3-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system. Powering the Vision IN will be a 1.5-litre TSI engine that can generate 150 ps of power and 250 Nm of torque. Mated to a 7-speed DSG, the SUV will take just 8.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph. The top speed is rated at 195 kmph.