Skoda will soon launch the compact SUV based on the Vision-X concept, the teaser image shows its headlamps
Skoda has officially released a teaser image of the upcoming SUV. It will be the smallest SUV in the Skoda’s lineup and the name is likely to start from K, just like the other two SUVs – Kodiaq and the Karoq.
The first image reveals the silhouette of the car and also reveals the LED headlamp set-up of the coming SUV. The SUV will be based on the Skoda’s Vision-X concept SUV that was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva last year.
The all-new SUV will go on sale in the international markets by the end of this year. The teaser image of the car reveals the separate DRLs and headlamps of the upcoming car. The all-LED units look quite futuristic.
The all-new SUV will be based on the MQB platform, which underpins almost all the new Volkswagen group cars like the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Roc. The Skoda’s upcoming model will take on the VW T-Cross and the SEAT Arona, which belongs to the same Volkswagen Group.
The engine details are not known but the car is highly likely to get powered by only the petrol engines when launched. With the stricter emission norms coming up around the world, manufacturers are dropping the diesel engines in favour of the petrol ones and are also launching hybrid models to fill the void left by diesel engines.
The interiors are likely to be futuristic and will offer large touchscreen-based infotainment system. While there will be smart features like a wireless phone charger among others.
While this SUV will be a global launch, Skoda will launch an Indian-spec SUV by 2020, which will be based on the low-cost MQB-A0 platform. The all-new SUV will also be inspired by the Skoda Vision-X and is expected to get design cues from the Skoda’s global SUV.
The Indian version of the Skoda’s SUV will target the likes of Hyundai Creta, upcoming Tata Harrier and Nissan Kicks. The Indian spec SUV is also expected to get a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, which will be heavily localised to bring down the final product price.