Skoda's Compact SUV: New Player in the Market

Skoda compact SUV

After the success of models like Kushaq and Slavia, compact SUVs. Czech automaker Skoda is gearing up to step into the range. Compact SUV It is expected that Skoda will be able to give a tough competition to the market leaders in vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet.

Skoda’s compact SUV is expected to be the first model to arrive under the New India 2.5 project envisioned by the Volkswagen Group. This vehicle, which is planned to reach the market by 2025, is targeting foreign markets besides the Indian market. Skoda aims to deliver this vehicle at a relatively low price by manufacturing most of the vehicle’s parts locally.

Skoda has announced that the production of this vehicle will start in January 2025. The locally developed MQB forms the basis for Skoda’s Kushakh, Slavia, Volkswagen Tigun and Virtus. A.O. This compact SUV will also be built on the IN platform. Apart from the platform, this vehicle also shares seats, suspension, infotainment system with the Kushak.

The India 2.5 models will be powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol and 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engines that power Skoda’s various models. 120 bhp in the new model The powerful 1.0 liter engine model will be mated to manual and torque converter automatic transmissions. It is expected that this vehicle may reach the 1.5 engine.

Although the vehicle will initially be made in India for India, this compact SUV will also make its way to a few countries where Skoda has roots. will deliver Skoda plans to bring this vehicle to South-East Asian countries like Mexico, Africa and Vietnam. The vehicle is expected to make its global debut in January-February 2025, or at the 2025 Auto Expo.