Skoda compact SUV spied on test


Skoda’s latest offering for the Indian market has once again been spotted undergoing testing, with the camouflage providing a clearer glimpse of the car’s overall shape and stance.

The spy shots indicate that the design cues will largely resemble those of the Kushaq, which is unsurprising given the VW group’s commitment to a unified family appearance. Additionally, the images reveal details such as the headlamp positioning and the design of at least one of the available alloy wheels.

While much of the cabin and features will be shared with the Kushaq and Slavia, there will be deliberate distinctions to set the new model apart. Measuring 3.99 meters in length with a wheelbase of around 2.6 meters, it aligns with the standards of its segment. Powering the compact SUV will be the group’s 1.0-liter TSI petrol engine, generating 115bhp/175Nm and paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed torque converter automatic.

Set to enter a fiercely competitive market, the compact SUV will contend with rivals such as the Maruti Brezza, Maruti Fronx, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV 3XO, and the Hyundai Venue.