Skoda has reinvented itself with its new product lineup in our country. ‘India 2.0’ project has done wonders for the brand. It brought in the Kushaq and the Slavia under this strategy that have Skoda in boosting its sales. However, Skoda is well aware with the fact that SUVs are the way forward. SUVs have increased their share in the market over the course of just three to four years. Skoda is thus planning to bring another SUV in the market. What could Skoda’s next SUV be like? Reportedly, Skoda is working on a compact SUV now. In today’s article, we will talk about this Rs 8 lakh Skoda SUV.


Rs 8 lakh Skoda SUV

This new SUV is expected to follow Skoda’s traditional design language. So we can expect a front grille similar to the Kushaq and Slavia. This signature grille will give it an aggressive front design. What else? The side profile will see major changes due to the compact reduced dimensions from its C-segment sibling, the Kushaq. At the rear, it is expected to come with inverted L-shaped tail lamps similar to the newer Skoda cars.

Rs 8 lakh Skoda SUV – Specifications

Rs 8 lakh Skoda SUV

Like all newer Skoda cars, it will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform. Other than that, it is also said to share a lot of its mechanical components with the Kushaq. Coming to the engine specifications, it will mostly come with the 1.0-litre TSI engine. This engine will mostly come mated with manual and automatic options. What about the 1.5-litre engine? It is unlikely that Skoda will bring this engine to this SUV due to the tax restrictions.


Rs 8 lakh Skoda SUV

Features have become an important USP in this segment. So what will this SUV get? Wireless charging, electric sunroof, ventilated seats, wireless phone connectivity and Skoda sound system could be added to enhance the premium quotient of this. Now, Skoda did offer its newer cars with a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system however now, the brand has toned down it to an 8.0-inch unit owing to the chip shortage in the industry. So, as of now, we expect the new SUV to come with a smaller screen. In terms of safety, it will mostly get six-airbags (due to the upcoming six airbag rule), ABS + EBD, traction control and ESP.

Rs 8 lakh Skoda SUV – Launch timeline

Skoda has talked about its ambitions in this segment. It comes as no surprise considering the popularity of this segment. Skoda has been actively studying additional models based on the MQB A0 IN platform. This new SUV will come under its ‘Project 2.5’. Skoda will be also looking to export the SUV to other emerging markets as well. This will help in keeping the costs under check for the brand. This SUV is expected to hit the market somewhere around 2025.

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