Skoda confirms first sub-4 meter SUV for India; launch in 2025

The new subcompact SUV will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform, which also underpins the Kushaq and Slavia.

Skoda has announced its plans to enter the highly-contested sub-4 metre SUV segment in India. The brand’s first subcompact SUV will be launched in 2025.

The upcoming Skoda sub-4 metre SUV will be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, which also underpins the Kushaq and Slavia. A design teaser shared by the company reveals a typical Skoda grille with LED daytime running lights, a sporty front bumper and roof rails.

According to Petr Janeba, Brand Director, Skoda, the new sub-compact SUV will have features not seen before in the segment. It will also target a 5-star NCAP rating.

Skoda plans to set up a new production line for the upcoming model at its manufacturing facility near Pune. The carmaker believes that it will help them achieve cumulative sales of 1 lakh units within the first year of its launch. Skoda also hopes to double its market share in the same year.

Skoda has shortlisted five names for its upcoming subcompact SUV – Kylaq, Kariq, Kymaq, Kyroq and Kwiq. People can also send suggestions but the name has to begin with K and with Q. The winning entry stands a chance to win the new subcompact SUV.

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