Skoda Auto has revealed what the interiors of the Skoda Vision IN SUV concept would look like, ahead of its Auto Expo 2020 debut. Vision IN introduces the first product of the new India-specific MQB-A0-IN platform that the brand is developing as part of its India 2.0 initiative. This will form the basis of a range of Skoda and Volkswagen products for our market.
The firm has stated that the Vision IN is 4.26m long. This means it will compete directly with cars like the Kia Seltos and the new Hyundai Creta that are also expected to debut at the Expo. The interior sketches show that the interior will be largely based on the brand’s recent international launches, specifically the Kamiq and Octavia.
This can be seen with a dash design that is now made of three segmented layers, and is not single-sided like on the current Octavia or Superb. Another important derivation is the floating center console, facing outwards. Throughout this, there are some familiar touches from international Skoda cars. These come in the form of a floating center touchscreen, the new housed rocker switch gear selector, and a three-spoke steering wheel that gets the knurled switches from the chrome rollers.
The Vision IN also seems to have many unique touches never before seen in a Skoda. These include the new independent virtual cockpit instrument cluster, the large square air vents on these sides, and the heavy orange accents on the door panel and center armrest. Another highlight is the glass ornament on the top of the dash.
This photo gives a clear idea of what the interior would look like from production specs. We think the center console will have AC vents under the orange segment, more buttons, and a more functional center console. Aside from this, expect more practical door handles and latches with interior space that reflects something like the Seltos.
There are three gasoline options available on the Kamiq in Europe, starting with a 95PS 1.0 TSI, a 115PS version of the same engine, and up to a 1.5 TSI with 150PS. The diesel engine will be a 1.6 TDI with 115PS and 250Nm. For India the 1.0 liter with 115PS & 200Nm and the 1.5 liter petrol with 150PS & 250Nm seem more likely. A six-speed manual and a seven-speed DCT could be the transmission options
We believe that the exterior design will also attract strong influences from cars like the Kamoq and Karoq, but it will come with unique elements to make it more attractive to our market. The production version is expected to debut in mid-2021 and should be priced around the Rs 15-20 lakh range.
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