Below Volkswagen Group’s India Plan 2.0, Skoda plans to launch a variety of recent vehicles within the subsequent couple of years. The corporate will introduce 3 all-new vehicles within the Indian market in 2021. Early subsequent 12 months, the next-gen Skoda Octavia will arrive in our market. The sedan was earlier deliberate to be launched in September 2020; nonetheless, it received delayed on account of coronavirus pandemic.
Skoda Auto India Director, Zac Hollis has confirmed that the new-gen Octavia can be launched in early 2021 – most likely in Q1. First unveiled in November 2019, the brand new Octavia comes with vital modifications by way of styling, dimensions and inside. It’s 19mm longer and 15mm wider; nonetheless, the wheelbase stays the identical at 2,686mm. The sedan will get the distinguished butterfly grille with chrome encompass and single-piece headlamp with LED DRLs. The sedan can have new 17-inch alloys, cut up LED tail-lamps, SKODA lettering on the tailgate and sloping roofline.
The cabin of the brand new Octavia has all-new dashboard structure, which is dominated by a brand new 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment unit helps Android Auto and Apple CarPlay together with related automotive expertise with eSIM performance and Skoda’s Smartlink+. The sedan additionally will get two-spoke steering wheel, a brand new 10.25-inch digital cockpit digital instrument console, 8 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC and traction management.
The brand new Octavia is more likely to be supplied with two engine choices – a 1.5-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre TSI petrol. Whereas the previous is nice for 147bhp and 250Nm of torque, the two.0L unit gives 187bhp of energy. Each engines can be paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Within the mid-2021, Skoda will introduce the Imaginative and prescient IN idea primarily based mid-sized SUV. The brand new mannequin will even mark the debut of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Non-public Restricted’s regionally developed MQB AO IN platform, which will even underpin the Volkswagen Taigun. The brand new SUV can be positioned towards the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. Whereas launch is scheduled in mid-2021, the manufacturing model of the SUV may debut within the first quarter – January to March 2021. It’s rumoured to be referred to as the Skoda Kosmiq or the Kliq.
By way of proportions, the brand new Imaginative and prescient IN is 4,256mm in size, 1,589mm in peak and has a wheelbase of two,671mm. The Skoda Imaginative and prescient IN primarily based SUV can be powered by a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that produces 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. Energy can be transmitted to the entrance wheels through a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The car will even get a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110bhp and 175Nm of torque. Transmission choices will embrace a 6-speed guide and a 6-speed torque convertor computerized.
Zac Hollis additionally confirmed that an all-new mid-sized sedan can be launched in our market in the long run of 2021. Set to exchange the ageing Speedy, the brand new mannequin can have notchback styling and can be developed on the MQB AO IN platform. The brand new SUV will rival the likes of the Honda Metropolis, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Ciaz.
It will likely be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which can quickly be supplied with the prevailing Speedy, VW Polo and the VW Vento. This engine is able to producing 115bhp of energy and 200Nm of torque. Transmission selections will embrace a 6-speed guide and a 6-speed torque convertor computerized.