3. 2. 2020

Compact SUV concept study for Indian market with distinctive ŠKODA grille featuring illuminated crystalline twin ribs and logo.

Concept study, based on the new MQB-A0-IN platform, tailor-made to suit the requirements of Indian customers, sets striking accents with illuminated crystalline elements.


Powerful, rugged and with a bright orange metallic finish: featuring an exuberant exterior design, the ŠKODA VISION IN is specifically tailored to suit the preferences of Indian customers. Crystalline elements in the LED headlights and tail lights, as well as the ŠKODA grille and the prominent light strip at the rear are a clear give-away that the car is a member of the ŠKODA SUV family. A wide bonnet, aluminium front spoiler and rear diffuser as well as matt anthracite side trims underline the rugged character of this mid-size SUV and make it appear larger.


In the interior of the VISION IN concept study, state-of-the-art technologies and innovative materials meet traditional Indian craftsmanship and Bohemian crystal glass art. The wide, symmetrically arranged dashboard echoes the lines of the ŠKODA grille and has been inspired by the Indian textile printing technique Kalamkari, in which fabric printed with traditional patterns is produced in 23 steps. Bohemian crystal glass also catches the eye in the interior and, used for a crystalline ‘assistant’ in the middle of the dashboard, provides a bridge to the digital world. For the first time, the interior also showcases the use of rhubarb leather, an innovative organic leather, as well as oak leather and Piñatex, a leather alternative made from waste pineapple leaves. Seat covers and numerous storage compartments embody ŠKODA’s typical Simply Clever features.


The ŠKODA VISION IN concept study is 4,256 mm long and has a wheelbase of 2,671 mm; its height is 1,589 mm. The VISION IN is powered by a modern and efficient petrol engine. The 1.5 TSI delivering 110 kW (150 PS) transfers its maximum torque of 250 Nm to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG. It takes the concept study 8.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. Its top speed is 195 km/h. The VISION IN features 7.5J×19 alloy wheels fitted with 235/45 R19 tyres.


The first video of the ŠKODA VISION IN shows, among other things, a ŠKODA grille with prominent twin ribs outlined in crystal. The twin ribs and the ŠKODA logo above them can be illuminated, creating an impressive front look in tandem with split LED headlights. Crystalline elements also set visual accents in the interior of the VISION IN.

For example on the gear selector button in the centre console, under the virtual cockpit and in the form of a new crystalline element on the dashboard. The seat covers have eye-catching decorative seams, and the multifunction leather steering wheel features the knurl wheels in line with ŠKODA’s new operating concept.

The design sketch shows the dynamic front of the visually compelling SUV concept study. In addition to a wide bonnet, a large ŠKODA grille with solid ribs shapes the visual impression. The upper, very flat units of the split headlights progress directly to the grille. Beneath is a robustly designed front apron with large side air intakes and a massive front spoiler made of aluminium.

The second sketch illustrates a clearly structured, distinctive rear with sharply contoured, three-dimensional rear lights; an additional horizontal light strip connects the reflectors. Illuminated ŠKODA lettering is prominently positioned in the centre of the rear; an aluminium diffuser is integrated into the rear apron underneath.


The interior sketch shows a wide dashboard arranged on several levels, which echoes the symmetrical contours of the ŠKODA grille in the centre. The colour orange, which inspires vitality and creativity, is used extensively throughout the interior, for example, on the centre armrest and door panels. The chrome-plated ventilation nozzles on the side are also eye-catching, with fine ventilation louvres spanning almost the entire width of the instrument panel. In addition to the large, free-standing central screen and virtual cockpit, a new crystalline element on the instrument panel creates an optical highlight. The three-spoke multifunction steering wheel features buttons and knurl wheels following ŠKODA’s new operating concept. The reduced and clearly structured centre console has a small control lever for gear selection.

As part of the INDIA 2.0 project, ŠKODA AUTO is leading the activities of the Volkswagen Group brands on the Indian sub-continent. Several cross-brand ŠKODA and Volkswagen models will be created based on the MQB A0 IN variant of the Modular Transverse Matrix, which the Czech car manufacturer is developing with a focus on India and Indian customers. The new localised sub-compact platform is being showcased for the first time in the ŠKODA VISION IN.

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