Skoda Compact SUV Spotted Testing in Near-production Guise; Shows Split Headlamp Setup, Slatted Grille Design

Expected to launch in March next year, the Skoda compact SUV will also go on sale in international markets like South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

By Reetika Bhatt | on April 26, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

For a few months now, Skoda has been testing its upcoming sub-4 metre SUV. The spy photos of early prototypes indicate that it may turn out to be a scaled-down version of the Kushaq. The compact SUV is expected to launch in March next year in India and international markets like South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. It will carry a price tag ranging between Rs 9 lakh and Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom). Although the release date is still over a year away, let's look at what the new Skoda SUV may have in store for us.

Skoda Compact SUV: Design Details

Spy Image of Skoda SUV

The compact SUV is expected to make a dramatic debut in the sub-4-metre category and will be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform. The stylish Skoda offering, which takes cues from its well-received predecessor, the Kushaq, promises an excellent combination of efficiency and grace. Spy pictures suggest that it will have a split headlamp arrangement, a unique slatted grille, and finely detailed surfaces. The SUV will have a shorter wheelbase to comply with the sub-4m requirements, without sacrificing appeal or space.

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Skoda Compact SUV: Interior

Skoda aims to enhance driving pleasure and build on the success of models like the Kushaq and Slavia by introducing a host of modern features. The SUV's interior design mirrors the layout of the Kushaq SUV, ensuring familiarity and comfort for drivers. Expect the SUV to have a suite of advanced features including an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) suite and a 360-degree camera system, setting new standards for convenience and safety within its segment.

Skoda Compact SUV: Expected Engine Options

According to Skoda, its 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit, which generates 115bhp and 178 Nm of torque, will power the compact SUV. The upcoming model will only be available with a single mill, while most of its rivals will have at least two engine options. In terms of power and torque, this engine is slightly less potent than certain turbo-petrol units but still more powerful than all its competitors' naturally aspirated engines. The engine is likely to perform even better, given that it will power a lightweight model. Moreover, the engine is quick, reasonably tuned, and offers robust acceleration along with good fuel economy. In terms of transmission, Skoda plans to retain the six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox and six-speed manual gearbox.

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Skoda is encouraging people to participate in a contest on its social media platforms to help name the SUV, with the only rule being that the name must follow Skoda's global SUV naming strategy, i.e. it should begin with 'K' and end with 'Q.' Ten names – Kylaq, Kymaq, Kwiq, Kariq, Kyroq, Kosmiq, Kaiq, Kayaq, Kliq, and Karmiq – have been shortlisted by the company for final consideration.


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