Skoda Summit, “Unveiling The Compact SUV Adventure”

Sristi Singh By Sristi Singh - Content Writer
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Skoda Summit: “Unveiling The Compact SUV Adventure” After successfully introducing formidable and high-end vehicles such as the Kushaq and Slavia, Skoda is now gearing up to unveil its latest offering, the Skoda Compact SUV, in the Indian market. Expected to hit Indian roads by the first half of 2025, this all-new compact SUV marks the company’s inaugural entry into this vehicle category within the country.

While specific details regarding the design, pricing, and features of this brand-new SUV remain scarce, based on Skoda’s track record, it’s anticipated to embody a premium aesthetic and robust performance. With its launch, Skoda aims to further solidify its presence in the Indian automotive market, catering to discerning consumers seeking both style and substance in their vehicles.

Skoda has confirmed that the compact SUV will be equipped with the brand’s acclaimed 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, boasting 110 horsepower and 178 Newton-meters of torque.

This engine is anticipated to offer robust acceleration and impressive fuel efficiency. Additionally, the Skoda compact SUV is expected to come with both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.  This compact SUV will accommodate only one engine option while other rivals are providing at least two engine options which is quite dispiriting for the Skoda Audience.

The available information regarding the dimensions of this car is limited, but according to expert analysis and considering Skoda’s track record with previous car designs, it appears that the overall length of the vehicle will need to be kept under 4 meters to qualify for the sub-4-meter tax benefit. Projections suggest that its wheelbase will likely measure 2,566mm, which is 85mm shorter than the Kushaq’s wheelbase of 2,651mm.

It is anticipated that this compact SUV will be slightly larger in size compared to other compact SUVs currently available in the market. With regard to width, the previous Kushaq model had a measurement of 1760mm, indicating that the compact SUV is expected to adhere to similar width specifications. Furthermore, the compact SUV is expected to come equipped with smaller wheels in comparison to the Kushaq, which currently offers alloy options ranging from 16 inches to 17 inches in diameter. More advanced features might include a 10-inch infotainment system, electric sunroof, ventilated seats, digital instrument cluster, etc.

Skoda Compact SUV Expected Launch Date and Pricing :

Skoda’s recent establishment of operations in Vietnam heralds a significant step forward, with Martin Jahn, the Board Member for Sales and Marketing, affirming that their forthcoming SUV model is nearing completion and poised for launch. Anticipated to hit the market by the end of 2024 or the beginning of 2025, this SUV represents a pivotal addition to Skoda’s global lineup.

Recognizing the competitive landscape, Skoda is keenly aware of the necessity for strategic pricing, particularly when pitted against formidable rivals like Maruti, Hyundai, and Tata in the compact SUV segment. In line with this, it is expected that Skoda will adopt a pricing strategy akin to its counterparts, with prices likely ranging from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 16 lakh. This targeted pricing approach is essential to ensure the new model’s competitiveness and market penetration, underscoring Skoda’s commitment to delivering value and performance to discerning consumers.

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By Sristi Singh Content Writer
I'm Sristi Singh, an expert in computer technology and AI. Adhering to Google's E-A-T policy, I ensure authoritative content. As a Computer Science Engineer with a journalism degree, I excel in conveying complex tech trends in an engaging manner. My dedication reflects in bridging the gap between intricate technology and my audience.
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