Skoda previews Vision IN concept for India
The news of Skoda planning a massive model onslaught into the Indian market under the India 2.0 project was no hidden secret. However among the many models expected in the Indian market, the Vision IN concept turned out to be surprise to many.
Built on the now India specific MQB AO IN platform, the Vision IN concept is a Creta sized compact SUV and will take on the fight with the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos upon arrival.
The Vision IN gets a futuristic looks with butch looks and chunky elements in the design. Upfront it receives a flat bonnet; twin chamber projector headlamps flanked by a large illuminated butterfly grille and illuminated logo. Lower down the bumper too gets large chunky air dam housing and the skid plate.
The side profile further highlights the compactness of the SUV with a short wheelbase. There are flush finished door handles, large roof rails, chunky side body cladding, large 19-inch dual tone alloy wheels and an air vent with illuminated Skoda logo. Come over to the rear and you will be greeted by a LED taillamps, Skoda lettering in bold, a thin light bar at the bottom of the boot-lid along with chunky cladding and a skid plate.
Overall the Vision IN concept gets a load of cuts and creases in the metal that is a big take away from the business class look associated on most Skoda’s currently on sale.
On the inside, Skoda has made use of a multi-layered dashboard that seems futuristic enough with a clean look with minimalistic use of buttons or physical controls. The cabin in the concept comes with colour coded panels on the inside like the dash, door pads and seats (which in the show cars case is orange).
Also seen are bits like the three spoke steering wheel with SKODA lettering in bold along with knurled finish for the controls mounted on it, a floating touchscreen infortainment system, a bar that stretches across the dashboard to the AC vents in an illuminated avatar and a large sunroof hinting at a possible panoramic sunroof presence in the production car and crystalline finish for the tiny gearlever (for the automatic transmission).
Power for the Vision IN will come from a 1.5 litre petrol motor that makes 150hp and 250Nm of torque, while transmission options could include manual and automatic transmission options as well.
Skoda plans on bringing the Vision IN in production guise sometime in 2021 and will be the first product to debut under the India 2.0 project.
Skoda Vision IN concept pic source – Carwale
Pic source – Carwale