Skoda Vision X concept SUV revealed

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The Vision X is termed as an ‘urban SUV’, hinting at the model’s on-road focus, akin to the Nissan Juke. It will enter production as the brand’s third SUV line, sitting underneath the Karoq and Kodiaq. Skoda confirmed that the model will use the adapting theme of the Kodiaq and Karoq and take it to another market sector, so the manufacture model is not probable to stray far from the Vision X’s look. The 20in alloys are likely to be made smaller, while the minimalist interior will be replaced by a more conventional dash, dominated by a central infotainment screen – a much slighter, built-in unit than the one on the concept. Rather than being based on the Skoda Fabia,

Engines are likely to be shared with the smaller cars in the Skoda range, so a mix of 1.0 and 1.5 TSI engines and the 1.6 TDI are to be expected. The Vision X’s hybrid powertrain has yet to be used in any production models, however. Rather than being based on the latest Skoda Fabia which is sold oversesas, the Vision X will be built on the MQB A0 platform. The names Anuq and Amiq have both been trademarked in the past, but would buck Skoda’s new agreement for production SUV names beginning with ‘K’ and ending in ‘q’.

Engines are likely to be shared with the smaller cars in the Skoda range, so a mix of 1.0 and 1.5 TSI engines and the 1.6 TDI are to be expected. The Vision X’s hybrid powertrain has yet to be used in any production models, however. A face lifted Fabia will be on show alongside the Vision X at the Geneva motor show, but the small hatchback remains on the same platform. An MQB-based Fabia won’t arrive until at least 2021.

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