Upcoming Skoda Cars in India 2020-21

Skoda Auto India currently have four cars in their lineup – Rapid 1.0, Karoq, Superb and Octavia RS 245. The carmakers showcased number of their products at the Auto Expo 2020 which they have scheduled for next few years of launch. Here is a complete list of upcoming Skoda cars in India with expected price and engine options:

Car ModelExpected Price
Skoda Rapid AutomaticRs. 11 Lakhs – Rs. 12.79 Lakhs
Skoda Kodiaq PetrolRs. 32.5 Lakhs – Rs. 36 Lakhs
Skoda New OctaviaRs. 17.5 Lakhs – Rs. 26 Lakhs
Skoda Vision INRs. 10.7 Lakhs – Rs. 15.5 Lakhs
Skoda New RapidRs. 8 Lakhs – Rs. 13.5 Lakhs
Skoda Sub Compact SUVRs. 7.5 Lakhs – Rs. 11 Lakhs

Skoda Rapid Automatic

Launch DateOctober 2020
Expected Price11 Lakhs – 12.79 Lakhs
Engine Options1.0 L Petrol
Seating Capacity5

Skoda Rapid with BS 1.0 TSI petrol engine was launched in India in May 2020 ditching the 1.6 L TSI petrol and 1.5 L TDi diesel. Skoda Auto India launched the Rapid 1.0 TSI between the price tag of Rs. 7.49 Lakhs and Rs. 11.79 Lakhs (Ex Showroom) but as of now it is offered with just manual gearbox.

Skoda Rapid Automatic Engine

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  • 1.0 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine churning out 108 BHP and 175 NM of torque currently offered with 6 speed manual gearbox with claimed efficiency of 18.97 kmpl will get a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox option in the festive season 2020.
  • 6 speed AT is likely to remain limited to certain variants including Ambition, Onyx, Style and Monte Carlo. The fuel economy will also come down a bit from 18.97 kmpl for the manual counterpart to 18.5 kmpl for the automatic Rapid.

Skoda Rapid Automatic Features

There won’t be any feature updates as this is just an addition of automatic transmission. Top features of Skoda Rapid are:

  • 8-inch infotainment system
  • Rear windscreen sunblind
  • Automatic ac
  • Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Power foldable ORVMs
  • leather wrapped steering wheel, gear knob and seat upholstery
  • Cruise controls

Skoda Rapid Automatic Safety Features

Safety features of Skoda Rapid are:

  • 4 airbags
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rear defogger
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Height adjustable front seatbelt
  • Anti pinch guard for power windows
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Automatic
Skoda Rapid will get 6 speed torque converter automatic

Skoda Rapid Automatic Price & Rivals

Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Automatic is expected to be launched in India between the price tag of Rs. 11 Lakhs to Rs. 12.79 Lakhs (Ex showroom). Skoda Rapid competes with the likes of VW Vento, Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Toyota Yaris and Maruti Ciaz.

2. Skoda Kodiaq Petrol

Launch DateDecember 2020
Expected Price32.5 Lakhs – 36 Lakhs
Engine Options2.0 L Petrol
Seating Capacity7

Skoda petrol range was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Superb facelift has got a 2.0 litre TSI petrol engine and now their flagship SUV in India is all set to get the old Diesel engine replaced with new petrol engine.

Kodiaq was available with 2.0 litre TDI Diesel engine upto March 2020. The output figures are 148 Bhp and 340 Nm. It was available with 4 wheel drive as standard with claimed mileage of 16.25 kmpl. This engine option is now discontinued and replaced by 2.0 TSI petrol.

Skoda Kodiaq Petrol Engine

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  • 4 cylinder 2.0-litre TSI petrol mill with 188 BHP and 320 NM of torque will be available in Kodiaq now which comes paired to 7 speed DSG gearbox with all wheel drive system.

There won’t be any feature updates or cosmetic changes to the Kodiaq unlike the Superb which has got a facelift update with new petrol engine and styling updates and tweaks.

Skoda Kodiaq Petrol Features

Top features of Skoda Kodiaq are:

  • Hands free tailgate
  • Ambient lighting
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 12 way electric adjustment for front seats with memory function for driver seat
  • 3 zone automatic climate control
  • Park assist
  • Headlight washer
  • Leather seat upholstery
  • Virtual cockpit
  • Canton 10 Speaker Sound system
  • 8-inch infotainment system

Skoda Kodiaq Petrol Safety Features

Safety tech list is really long as it includes

  • 360 degree surround view camera
  • 9 airbags
  • Heated ORVMs
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control
  • Hill descent control
  • TPMS
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Vehicle Stability management
  • Auto Dimming IRVM
  • Rain Sensing Wipers

Based on the MQB platform, Skoda Kodiaq rivalling Honad CR-V, Volvo XC40 in India scored a perfect 5 star rating in the EURO NCAP safety test.

Skoda Kodiaq Petrol
Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 L TDI Diesel engine will be replaced by 2.0 L TSI Petrol

Skoda Kodiaq was launched in India back on October 4, 2017 and now after three years, it will get a new powertrain. Currently priced between Rs. 32.99 Lakhs and Rs. 36.79 Lakhs, Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 petrol will carry slightly less expensive price tag of Rs. 32.5 Lakhs to Rs. 36 Lakhs (Ex Showroom).

3. Skoda New Octavia

Launch DateFebruary 2021
Expected Price17.5 Lakhs – 26 Lakhs
Engine Options1.5 L Petrol, 2.0 L Petrol
Seating Capacity5

Skoda’s Octavia was not updated to the BS 6 compliance as it was going to be replaced by the new generation of the sedan but due to corona virus pandemic, the introduction of New Octavia earlier scheduled for October 2020 has now been shifted to February 2021.

Skoda Octavia 2021 India
New Generation Skoda Octavia

4th generation Skoda Ocatvia has got 3D front butterfly grille which was grown in size with thicker surrounds. The headlamp unit is much more sharper than before and gets twin L-shaped LED DRLs. Chrome has been used on the lower end of the bumper with the LED turn indicators connected by a sleek chrome strip.

Major change on the size is new set of multi spoke alloy wheels and prominent character lines enhances the overall appeal of the premium sedan. Rear profile is where Skoda has worked to make the tail lamps sleek as well as sharp with Skoda embossing letter by letter.

Not only the exterior, interior goes much more premium with the generation update. First of all, its gets virtual cockpit. Steering wheel is new and make used of chrome on steering control surrounds. A/C vents are now placed below the nicely placed 10-inch infotainment system. Dashboard design is neat and make use of leather material.

2021 Skoda Octavia measures 4,690 mm in length, 1,829 mm in width and 1,470 mm in height which translates into 20 mm more length, 19 mm more width while the height is exactly same as before. However the wheelbase has come down by 2 mm at 2,686 mm. Boot space is massive 600 litres.

Skoda Auto India will have two petrol engines for Octavia at the time of launch like before, with the 1.5 litre TSI engine coming as a replacement for 1.4 litre unit.

  • The 1.5 litre TSI EVO petrol engine will be available with 6 speed manual gearbox will be offered in the lower trims with output figures of 148 BHP an 250 NM of peak torque. 
  • 2.0 litre TSI petrol engine comes with 7 Speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The powertrain is capable of generating 188 BHP and 320 NM of torque.
  • 2.0 L TDI Diesel engine with 6 speed MT / 7 speed DSG with 148 BHP / 340 NM an 148 BHP / 360 NM are likely to be aded to the range on a later stage.

Top features of new 2021 Skoda Octavia are Matrix LED headlamps, LED tail lights, 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, heads up display, 3 zone automatic climate control, 10-inch Columbus touchscreen system and 12 speaker canton sound system, connected car technology, powered front seats.

Top safety features of MQB underpinned Skoda Octavia 2021 are Collision Avoidance Assist, Local traffic information, 360 degree camera, electric parking brake, hill start assist, rain sensing wipers, all four disc brakes, electrochromic IRVM and much more.

2021 Skoda Octavia is expected to cost in India at a slightly premium price over the current spec of the Czech sedan between Rs. 17.5 Lakhs and Rs. 26 Lakhs (Ex showroom).

4. Skoda Vision IN

Launch DateMay 2021
Expected Price10.7 Lakhs –  15.5 Lakhs
Engine Options1.0 L Petrol, 1.5 L Petrol
Seating Capacity5

Skoda Vision IN will be brought to India under the group’s ‘India 2.0’ strategy for which they have invested one billion euros for setting up an engineering centre and bringing in localised products underpinned by the MQB platform and we can expected 90-95% localisation of parts for the Czech SUV.

Skoda Vision IN will be the first car of this project for Skoda in India. It will join the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Taigun and many more to follow with Ford, Mahindra, Haval entering the segment soon.

Skoda Vision IN looks quite striking in terms of looks and design. Upfront, the upcoming Skoda SUV features Butterly front grille and illuminated Skoda logo above it. Split type projector headlamps are provided. Uniquely designed skid plates are available at the lower bumpers which has got air dams.

Skoda Vision IN
Skoda Vision IN Rear

Strong character lines flows along with sides. Black cladding is provided over the wheels and on the sides along with big size roof rails. Alloy wheel is expected to be 16 or 17 inches. Coming to the rear end, Vision IN features L-shaped LED tail lamps and Skoda lettering between the tail lights. Skid plates are available even at the rear with big size bumper.

Skoda have always worked to give a premium interior to its car and Vision IN won’t be any different. It gets new flat bottomed steering wheel, dual screen setup with 12.3-inch size of both of them. Orange accents can be seen on the doors, armrest, dashboard and multiple positions. Touchscreen panel will even be provided for adjusting the climate control.

There will be a total of two engines on offer initially with a Petrol-CNG bi-fuel introduced at a later stage. Diesel motor won’t be the part of the lineup.

  • 1.5 litre 4 cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine makes 148 BHP and 250 NM of peak torque. Available in the mid an higher trims, this mill will get the option of only 7 speed DSG with top speed set at 195 kmph. It does 0-100 kmph in just 8.7 seconds.
  • 1.0 litre TSI 3 cylinder petrol unit makes 108 BHP and 175 NM of torque. It can be had with 6 speed manual and 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This unit is also used in Skoda’s C-segment sedan, the Rapid.

Top features of Skoda Vision IN are 12.3-inch largest in segment infotainment system, digital instrument panel, ambient lighting, automatic ac with rear ac vents, LED tail lamps, powered driver seat, panoramic sunroof, leather seat upholstery, push button start with keyless entry, Connected Car technology, auto foldable ORVMs, 8 speakers, cruise control.

Safety equipment includes multiple airbags, TPMS, Auto Dimming IRVM, all 4 disc brakes, 360 degree camera, Hill Start Assist, Traction control, Rain Sensing auto wipers, follow me home and auto headlamps, ISOFIX child seat anchors, front seatbelt with pretensioner and load limiter.

Skoda Vision IN Price & Launch Date

The launch of Skoda Vision IN will take place in May 2021, in the same month in which the Volkswagen’s Taigun is also scheduled to be launched. It will be priced between Rs. 10.7 Lakhs and Rs. 15.5 Lakhs (Ex showroom), slightly premium over the Creta and Seltos.

5. Skoda New Rapid

Launch DateAugust 2021
Expected Price8 Lakhs – 13.5 Lakhs
Engine Options1.0 L Petrol
Seating Capacity5
Skoda Rapid 2021 India
Skoda Rapid 2021

New generation Skoda Rapid will be launched in India under the Skoda’s ‘India 2.0 project’ in which the carmakers will focus on the high localisation of the parts which not only bring down the overall pricing of their cars but also the maintenance cost will be cheaper than before.

The sedan currently built on the PQ25 platform will now be get a new chassis. The upcoming mid size sedan by Skoda in India will be underpinned by MQB A0 platform.In terms of dimensions, the sedan will grow 100 mm longer with a slight increase in width and height of the sedan as well. 

Since its a generation change, the sedan will redesigned exterior which includes sharper LEDD headlamp unit with thick strip of DRLs. Skoda’s signature butterfly front grille is bigger than before with thick surrounds.

Although alloy wheels are newly designed. Strong creases flowing from the front fender to the tail lamps. At the rear, tail lamps is completely new with LED elements. Compared to the ongoing Rapid, the rear section surely have a sporty stance.

The interior will be much more posh than before with new steering wheel unit, new 8-inch infotainment system with more features and much more responsive along with an all new dashboard. Seat pattern will be different as compared to present generation of the Rapid.

It will be available with 1.0 litre TSI petrol engine with 6 Speed MT / AT and output figures are 108 BHP and 175 NM. Along with this, the Czech carmakers may also bring 1.5 litre TSI petrol mill with 148 BHP and 250 NM on a later stage.

Top new features of 2021 Skoda Rapid are 6 airbags, LED headlamps, tail lamps, ambient lighting, digital instrument cluster, 8-inch infotainment system, Skoda connect, Leather seat upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, 8 speakers, front & rear disc brakes, driver seat electric adjustment and electric sunroof.

Skoda Rapid 2021 Price

Skoda Rapid will have the base price closer to whats its priced between with the middle and top end trims gets a price bump. Skoda Rapid 2021 is expected to be priced in India between Rs. 8 Lakhs and Rs. 13.5 Lakhs (Ex Showroom).

Skoda Sub Compact SUV

Launch DateSeptember 2022
Expected Price7.5 Lakhs – 11 Lakhs
Engine Options1.0 L Petrol
Seating Capacity5

Skoda’s sub compact SUV is scheduled to be introduced under the VW-Skoda’s ‘India’s 3.0’ strategy. It will sit below the Vision IN mid sized SUV in the Skoda lineup.

Skoda Compact SUV Features

Top features of Skoda’s compact SUV are:

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • All digital instrument cluster
  • Leather seat upholstery
  • Automatic climate control 
  • Connected car technology
  • Front & rear Armrest
  • Push Button start with keyless entry
  • Electric sunroof
  • Auto foldable ORVMs
  • Ambient lighting

Top safety equipment that the upcoming Skoda sub4-metre compact SUV are:

  • 6 airbags
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • 360 degree camera
  • Auto dimming IRVM
  • All four disc brakes
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Hill start assist
  • Traction control
  • Vehicle stability management 

Skoda compact SUV Engine Options

Skoda’s compact SUV will be initially available with 1.0-litre TSI 3 cylinder petrol engine with 115 BHP and 200 NM of torque. Transmission duties are handled by 6 speed MT / 6 Speed AT. It will get electrified a couple of year after launch.

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Skoda compact SUV Price

Skoda’s sub compact SUV will be priced in India between Rs. 7.5 Lakhs and the top end petrol automatic trim will cost around 11 Lakhs.

Skoda compact SUV launch date

Skoda Auto India will launch the sub-four metre compact SUV in India by the second half of 2022, most probably by the month of September.

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