2020 Skoda Vision IN Patent Images Reveal Full Glass Roof
2020 Skoda Vision IN patent images just surfaced online. Here’s what they reveal about Skoda’s upcoming made-in-India C-segment SUV. The patent images show that this car will come with a full glass roof.
Based on the patent images, here are the feature highlights of the Vision In, which Skoda may call Kosmiq:
- Full glass roof (not openable but larger glass-to-body ratio than Hector and Creta, which come with panoramic sunroof)
- Large air intakes in place of fog lamps
- Fog lamps/cornering lights near the LED headlamps
- Full-length brake/stoplight on the rear
- Skoda lettering on the rear is red and could serve as stop/parking lights
- Plastic cladding on the bottom sides
- Flush-fitting door handles
- Possible 4 seat option for the Vision IN as glass roof images show 2 separate captain rear seats.
If the Kosmiq/Vision IN gets a captain seat option for the rear, then this will become the only 2-row vehicle in India to get this feature. So far, only a handful of 3-row cars get a captain chair option and all 2-row SUVs/MPVs get a bench in the rear.
Note that the Kosmiq name is not official but a rumour at this point. Skoda may also consider Kliq and Konarq names for the Vision IN.
The Skoda Kosmiq will come with the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Skoda may also offer a 6-speed manual transmission with the car. This turbo petrol engine is good for 150PS of power at 5000rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1500 and 3500rpm. This engine is also available in the Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Karoq but only with a 7-speed DCT automatic.
Skoda and Volkswagen are done with diesel engines and doubling down on their turbo petrol engines. Starting with the 1.0-litre engine to the C-segment 1.5-litre all the way to their Kodiaq’s 2.0-litre engine, they have a turbo petrol motor for their entire portfolio.
The Vision IN will go up against other C-segment and D-segment SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Kia Seltos. Prices of the Skoda Kosmiq could start around Rs. 13-14 lakh if it gets a manual transmission. If not, then expect a starting price of over Rs. 15 lakh.
Take a closer look at the Skoda Vision IN SUV in our walkaround video from the Auto Expo showcase:
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