Skoda Ready With Cars For Indian Market, Trademarks Three New Nameplates

Skoda Auto India has filed for three brand new applications for three of its models. They include Kosmiq, Karmiq, and Kushaq. Two out of these three applications were filed in January this year and were accepted and approved by the registry in October. The third application, ‘Kushaq’, was filed in September, the approval of which was given in the following month. 

Skoda is looking at launching multiple models in India next year and there are reports which suggest that all these names could well be used for them. One such model will be codenamed Vision IN concept that has been tested on Indian roads. The car-maker had also filed a trademark application for the name Kliq just a few weeks back and this could well be the name which will be used in the upcoming Vision IN SUV.

The Vision IN SUV was shown at the Auto Expo 2020 in February and now, it is slated to be the first car which will be made available in the Indian market under the ‘India 2.0’ project. It will be based on MQ A0 IN platform which was shared with the Volkswagen Taigun. 

As far as the exteriors are concerned, the car could come with exterior highlights like LED headlights and tail lamps. Apart from this, it could also get a butterfly-shaped grille, 19-inch alloy wheels, skid plates and roof rails. 

Take a look inside and we will see a virtual cockpit (all-digital instrument cluster), a free-standing touchscreen system as well as a three-spoke steering wheel. 

We expect Skoda to launch this model in Q2 of 2021 and it will lock horns with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, and Renault Duster.