presented its Vision In concept study, a car that it would also be showcasing
at the Auto Expo 2020 from February 5 to 11, 2020. The study gives a concrete
preview of a new mid-size family SUV and is the first model ever to use the
MQB-A0-IN variant of the MQB car platform, which has been specially adapted for
the Indian market.
part of the India 2.0 project, Skoda has been responsible for heading
Volkswagen Group’s model campaign on the Indian market since June 2018. The
consolidation of the three Volkswagen Group passenger-car companies (Audi,
Skoda and Volkswagen) previously represented in India to form the new Skoda
Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) in October 2019 marked an
important milestone for the project.
will also be showcasing the Karoq as a newcomer to the Indian market, the
updated Superb flagship, the Monte Carlo and Matte Concept of the Rapid 1.0
TSI, as well as the Kodiaq and the sporty Octavia RS 245.
at the showcasing of the Vision In concept were Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier and Gurpratap
Boparai, Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited. Skoda
will be launching the production version of the Vision In early 2021. It will
be the first production model to use the new, localised MQB-A0-IN platform. The
4,256-mm-long concept study has a wheelbase of 2,671 mm and is powered by a 1.5
TSI petrol engine that delivers 150ps.
vehicle has elongated lines and long wheelbase, alongside the large bonnet and
19-inch alloy wheels. It has partially illuminated crystalline elements in the
LED headlights and tail lights as well as on the grille and the striking light
strip at the rear. It has bright orange metallic exterior colour.
decorative trim on the dashboard has drawn inspiration from Kalamkari, an
Indian textile printing technique that uses hand-carved wooden stamps to print
traditional fabric patterns.
interior also makes use of rhubarb leather, an innovative organic leather, as
well as oak leather and the leather alternative made from waste pineapple
leaves, Pinatex, for the seat covers, for example.
roof lining is made of recycled plastic fibres, whilst the decorative strips
are made of genuine crystal. A crystalline assistant in the centre of the
dashboard acts as a bridge to the digital world, as do the free-standing
central display with a 12.3-inch screen, the individually customisable Virtual
Cockpit and shift-by-wire technology for the 7-speed DSG.
new Skoda models for the Indian market
the Karoq featuring a 1.5 TSI engine with a power output of 150 PS as a
newcomer to the Indian market, Skoda is also showcasing a Superb L&K and a Kodiaq
L&K, each fitted with a 2.0 TSI delivering 190 PS, at the Auto Expo 2020.
sporty Octavia RS 245 producing 245 PS, the Rapid 1.0 TSI in the Monte Carlo trim
level and Matte Concept, as well as a 2.0 TDI Superb Sportline outputting 190
PS round off the Skoda models on display at the exhibition.
addition to current models, Skoda will also exhibit a 1948 Skoda Superb OHV at
its stand. The vehicle equipped with bodywork manufactured in the Kvasiny plant
has been lovingly restored over the last three years.
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