Skoda’s new SUV will be based on a cheaper variant of MQB architecture and it will follow the Vision X concept
Skoda has been planning to launch an India-spec SUV for quite long time. The Czech automaker has finally confirmed that it will launch the new SUV in India sometime in 2020 and it will be based on a cheaper variant of the Volkswagen MQB architecture. The SUV will come loosely based on the Vision X concept. This SUV could spearhead the Volkswagen AG’s plan to turnaround in Indian market.
Ahead of its India launch, the Skoda SUV is expected to globally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019. While the SUV will carry the contemporary Skoda styling, its interior will be sharing some design and features with Volkswagen T-Cross SUV. As it appears, the SUV will measure around 4.19 metre in length and it will compete with rivals like Hyundai Creta and upcoming Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier.
Volkswagen aims to be the most affordable premium car brand in Indian market and the Skoda SUV could play key role in the German group’s strategy. In that case, this SUV will certainly boast a host of premium features and technologies inside the cabin. Being a five-seater SUV, this Skoda model will offer ample space and comfort to the occupants.
Speaking about the mechanical bits, the Skoda SUV is likely to be powered by a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine, which will churn out around 114 bhp of peak power. Also, there would be a factory fitted CNG option as well. Both a manual and an automatic gearbox will be on offer with this SUV.