A few days back, we reported that Skoda will launch the Vision IN concept-based SUV in mid-2021. Now, reports suggest that the carmaker will announce the official name of the SUV in January followed by its market unveiling in March 2021.
The Skoda Vision IN SUV will be based on the VW Group’s MQB A0-IN platform. It is the same platform that will underpin upcoming VW Group cars like the new VW Taigun, next-gen Vento and the next-gen Rapid. Design-wise, the production-spec Vision IN will look largely similar to the concept.
From what we have seen in the spy shots, it gets Skoda’s signature butterfly grille with a chrome surround flanked by two-part LED headlamps. The bumper is chunky with a large central air dam. At the side, it looks clean with a sharp shoulder line running across the length. The test mule rides on 17-inch wheels while the lower variants are expected to get 16-inch units. At the rear, it gets L-shaped tail lamps flanking the SKODA lettering on the tailgate, similar to what we have seen on the concept and other modern Skoda cars.
On the inside, the upcoming SUV should look similar to the other modern Skoda SUVs like the Karoq and the Kodiaq. Features on offer should include a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, panoramic sunroof, multiple airbags, rain-sensing wipers, LED headlamps, auto AC with rear AC vents, parking camera, front and rear parking sensors and various other features.
Under the hood, the new SUV is expected to be offered with two petrol engine options. The lower variants are expected to use the 1.0-litre TSI engine making 110PS and 175Nm, mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. In the higher variants, it is expected to get a 1.5-litre TSI engine producing 150PS and 250Nm, mated to a 7-speed DSG.