Here are the six upcoming Skoda cars at Auto Expo 2020, along with prices, images, specs, and all the available details.
The 2020 Auto Expo is just around the corner, and many car manufacturers are all set to showcase their new products for the Indian market. Companies like Maruti Suzuki, Tata, Hyundai, Kia, MG, etc., are coming to the Expo with their new products. The Czech carmaker Skoda is also coming to the 2020 Auto Expo with some new cars, which consists of an all-new SUV, a new sports sedan, a facelift and a concept car. There are in total six cars which will debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. Given below are all the upcoming Skoda cars at Auto Expo 2020 that have us excited for their launch.
Skoda cars at Auto Expo 2020 - Skoda Rapid 1.0-litre BS-VI Petrol
One can also expect some subtle cosmetical updates with the car
From 1st April 2020, Skoda will discontinue the 1.5-litre, TDI turbo-diesel motor. The dated 1.6-litre, MPI motor will get replaced by the 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine. The new engine will churn out max power and torque outputs of 115hp and 200Nm repectively. On the other hand, the ongoing naturally-aspirated mill offers 150hp of power and 153 Nm of peak torque. Skoda Rapid with an updated petrol unit will go on sale by April 2020. One can also expect some subtle cosmetical updates with the car. Skoda will showcase the all-new Rapid at Auto Expo next month, and it will be one of the most significant Skoda cars to be launched in 2020.
Once launched it will rival with the likes of Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier
Other than the Rapid hatchback, there is another anticipated vehicle in the list of upcoming Skoda cars at Auto Expo 2020; Skoda Karoq. The vehicle has been snapped a few times while being tested on the Indian roads. Skoda has confirmed that they will import the SUV in India via the CBU (Completely Built Up) route, which simply means that heavy taxes and duties will be levied on the SUV. One can expect the Karoq to be sold in our markets at a higher price tag than other SUVs in the same segment. Once launched it will rival with the likes of Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. The car is expected to offer features like a panoramic sunroof, digital instrument cluster, powered front seats, and much more. Mechanically, Skoda Karoq will extract power from a 1.5-litre, turbo petrol motor. Transmission duties will be done by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Initially, the carmaker had no plans to launch the SUV with a diesel powertrain in India, but there are reports surfacing that the Czech manufacturer is considering an oil-burner for Karoq in the near future. The price range of the SUV is expected to start from 17 lakh.
Skoda Octavia RS 245
The euro-spec Skoda Octavia RS can sprint from 0-100 in just 6.6 seconds
Octavia RS 245 is the third car in our list of Skoda Cars at 2020 Auto Expo. This sporty sedan is making a comeback in our markets, and it mainly targets the people who are looking out for a performance-oriented car. In India, Skoda will launch the Octavia RS 245, which employs a 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol mill that produces power and torque outputs of 245hp and 370 Nm. The sedan will hit the Indian shores via the CBU route, just like the Karoq. Most likely, one can expect the car to be priced between Rs 35 lakh to 40 lakh. The euro-spec Skoda Octavia RS can sprint from 0-100 in just 6.6 seconds. The top speed of the car remains at 250 kph.
Skoda cars at Auto Expo 2020 - Skoda Superb Facelift
The upcoming Skoda Superb has been spotted several times while getting tested on the Indian roads
Skoda will also showcase the facelifted version of their premium sedan Superb, which will employ a few cosmetical updates on the inside along with subtle tweaks. Skoda will soon discontinue the diesel mill offered with Superb before April 1, 2020. The 1.8-litre, petrol unit will be replaced by a more powerful 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine. The expected power hike in the new engine will be around 10hp. Transmission duties will be done by a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission. On the inside, the premium sedan is expected to feature Predictive Cruise Control, Emergency Assist and Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian Protection. For enhanced driving dynamics, the car will also feature electronic parking brake and rear axle suspension with aerodynamic covers. The upcoming car has been spotted several times while getting tested on the Indian roads, and is definitely a great addition to the line-up of Skoda Cars at Auto Expo 2020.
Skoda Kodiaq Petrol
Among all the Skoda Cars at Auto Expo 2020, Kodiaq is the only one already on sale in India
At the 2020 Auto Expo, Skoda is also bringing a new version of Kodiaq SUV. The carmaker will discontinue the ongoing 2.0-litre, TDI diesel unit by April 1, 2020, and will replace it with a new 2.0-litre petrol engine. The petrol mill is expected to produce 190hp of power and will come paired with a dual-clutch transmission. The 2020 Skoda Kodiaq will be an all-wheel-drive SUV. Reports suggest that other than the new petrol engine, the Skoda Kodiaq will remain the same in terms of looks and features.
Skoda Vision IN Concept
Once launched, the Skoda Vision IN concept will compete with the likes of MG Hector, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta
Among all the upcoming cars at the 2020 Auto Expo, Skoda Vision IN concept is the most awaited SUV. This car will be the company’s most affordable compact- or midsize-SUV based on the company’s MQB platform. The India-spec Vision IN concept will have a 2,651 mm of wheelbase. The SUV will get propelled by a 1.0-litre, three-pot, turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine. Skoda has no plans to offer an oil-burner with the SUV, but one can expect a CNG powered variant of the car. Once launched, the Skoda Vision IN concept will compete with the likes of MG Hector, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.
Here are the six upcoming Skoda cars At Auto Expo 2020. Other than this, there is no official confirmation regarding any other Skoda vehicles at the Expo. For more updates, stay tuned to IndianAuto.