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Indian Skoda Vision IN Revealed with Bold Styling and 147 HP

Already the fourth largest in the world, India’s automotive market is poised to get even bigger in the years ahead. This is why we are to expect an avalanche of dedicated cars being launched by established carmakers, not unlike the trend we saw a few years back when it came to China.
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As perhaps the biggest player in the industry, the Volkswagen Group is already setting the stage to be in the best position for a takeover of India when the time is right. VW named its Czech brand Skoda in charge of handling its operations there, and Skoda already went to work.

Using a variant of the MQB platform called A0 IN, Skoda came up with the Vision IN concept, which it showed for the first time publicly on Monday, at the 2020 New Delhi Auto Show.

Measuring 4,256 mm long, 1,589 mm tall and riding on a 2,671 mm wheelbase, the IN comes as an addition to the most expansive segment of the market, the one belonging to the mighty SUV.

The car is styled not unlike the most recent models of the Czech, with a bold, this time illuminated grille previewing a sleek, yet muscular body, which rides higher above the ground than usual. Inside, in a nod to the market it is meant for, the materials have been crafted somewhat like the Indian Kalamkari technique of using wooden stamps to print motifs on cotton textile.

Under the hood sits a 1.5-liter TSI engine, good for 147 Hp and 250 Nm of torque. Not exactly impressive, but perfect still for the crowded city streets in the country.

"India is one of the most interesting and most promising growth markets of the Volkswagen group. Together with the Volkswagen brand, we aim at reaching a five per cent market share by 2025, depending on the market's and segment's development. India would then become one of the biggest markets in the world for Skoda," said in a statement Bernhard Maier, Skoda's CEO.

The concept you see in the gallery above will soon spawn a production version, and the platform used for it even more models, including VW-badged, for the Indian market.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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