Once launched, the concept-based Skoda Vision X SUV will be the smallest vehicle of the company SUV portfolio in India.
First debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Skoda Vision X SUV was one of the big highlights of the Czech auto manufacturers. This concept previews the third compact SUV, which will be positioned below the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq.
Although the company has not come out with an official name for this crossover, what we are sure for now is that it will be underpinned by the MQB platform also adopted for the Seat Arona and the Volkswagen’s T-Roc. As revealed by Dalibor Pantucek, the production model will bear much resemblance to the concept model. So, the Skoda Vision X Concept will indicate most of what we can expect from the new third SUV of Skoda. Let us call this new SUV by the name Skoda Vision X for the time being before Skoda officially reveals it. Read on to discover what to expect from this new SUV.
Skoda Vision X SUV: Launch Date
Although up to now, the Czech car producer has made no revelation about the launch date of the Skoda Vision X SUV, it is expected to be introduced into the Indian auto market by the first half of 2019. Regarded as the urban crossover of the future by the company, it is claimed to provide the customers with flexibility, agility, and driving comfort in urban traffic and even when travelling off-road.
The Skoda Vision X SUV will be launched in the first half of 2019
The new Vision X SUV is likely to sport the company’s typical crystalline design with the company’s typical line stretching from the front to the rear, the windows in the side tapering towards the rear, and the outstanding wheel arches.
The exterior expected feature list consists of:
Raised LED projector headlamps with thin LED DRLs and indicators below the grille
Wide air dam
Wide 20-inch dual-tone alloy-wheel
Smart LED L-shaped tail lights
The Skoda Vision X will feature a futuristic exterior design
In terms of proportions, the new Skoda Vision X SUV will measure 4,225mm in length; 1,807mm in width; and 1,537mm in height with a 2,645mm wheelbase and 380-litre boot space.
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Skoda Vision X SUV: Interior
The cabin will feature a futuristic design with black seat coverings and contrasting stitching. The Vision X SUV will also be equipped with Skoda’s latest infotainment system with connectivity features like CareDriver, TwoGo, HoppyGo, Smart Parking, providing the customers with such functions as guiding the driver to the parking space, offering the car for rent when not needed, etc.
The car is expected to feature a brand-new monitor with a new digital Human Machine Interface (HMI) system. The colour high-resolution touchscreen display will be integrated into the dashboard as an independent monitor above the central console.
The Skoda Vision X cabin is expected to be equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge features
It is the first time that the Czech automaker offers a combination of a CNG and petrol motor on a vehicle. Skoda claims that the new motor is able to generate power spontaneously with a low amount of CO2 emission of under 90 grams/km. To be more specific, the Vision X concept is powered by a new 1.5L G-TEC 4-cylinder turbocharged motor which has been particularly developed to be combined with CNG. This engine is able to produce a max power of 127bhp and a peak torque of 249Nm. This motor is supported by two electric engines, one on the rear axle and one belt-driven starter generator.
However, the sad news for Indian car buyers is that Volkswagen Group has announced that the production model of the new compact SUV will get its power from a brand-new 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol motor instead of a CNG-supported one, which is also used in the global VW and other Skoda models. This engine can generate two states of tunes: 94bhp and 114bhp. It is expected that the compact SUV will be powered by a more powerful version of this motor. Transmission duties will be undertaken by both an automatic and manual gearbox.
The Skoda Vision X production model will get its power from a petrol turbocharged engine
This new compact SUV is anticipated to be priced from Rs 12 lakh for the base variant and Rs 16 lakh for the top variant. Once launched in India, it will compete against the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur.
With a futuristic exterior and interior design, the Skoda Vision X SUV deserves to be considered Skoda’s urban crossover of the future. However, it would be better if the production model of the vehicle gets a CNG option, considering the increasing price of fuel and the serious air pollution in India. This compact SUV will be underpinned by the new MQB A0 IN platform, which is highly localized for the Indian auto market. This allows the Czech automaker to aggressively price it, between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 16 lakh. The Vision X SUV is expected to help Skoda reinforce its position in the teeming compact SUV segment, after the Koraq and the Kodiaq.
The Skoda Vision X SUV will take on the likes of other cars in the same segment like the Tata Harrier and Renault Capture