Fresh sketches of Vision X concept suggest a baby Skoda crossover that'll sit below the Karoq and Kodiaq.
Skoda has revealed fresh drawings of an all-new ‘urban crossover’. Billed as the Vision X, the new compact crossover concept will be unveiled at the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. The concept is expected to enter production early next year and will sit below the Karoq and Kodiaq in the Czech automaker’s new SUV/crossover line-up.
The sketches that you see here might be of the concept car, but the new model’s design lines are heavily inspired by its bigger brothers – chiselled lines, sharp creases, aggressive bumpers and that butterfly grille are some of the elements that we’ve already seen in the Kodiaq and Karoq. Those massive 20-inch wheels and the loud ‘FlexGreen’ colour scheme of the Vision X concept may not make it in the road-going version though.
The interior, however, looks all-new with a minimalistic approach. A large screen dominates the dashboard, while a new flat-bottom steering wheel and an-all digital instrument cluster – which could be inspired by Audi’s Virtual Cockpit display – are other cabin highlights.
There isn’t any concrete information on its mechanicals, but the baby Skoda crossover is expected to be based on Volkswagen Group’s new MQB AO platform – same that underpins the new Polo (Euro-spec). As a result, it should be offered with petrol motors ranging between 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre and a 1.6-litre TDI diesel.
The production version of the Skoda Vision X will be pitched against the likes of the Hyundai Kona, Toyota C-HR, Nissan Qashqai and Kia Stonic. And that’ll make it slightly premium, we think. This means that Skoda India might give it a miss! That said, the new Skoda Karoq should be arriving in India soon.