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Skoda Vision X: the small SUV of the Czech brand will arrive with a hybrid engine

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This Czech version of the Seat Arona will not be commercialized before 2019, but its presentation will take place at the Geneva Motor Show this March.

True to its strategy of providing all its brands with a full range of SUVs before 2020, the Volkswagen Group has announced the upcoming birth of the Skoda Vision X, which is nothing more than the Czech version of the Seat Arona and which, in all safety , will hit the market after the Volkswagen T-Cross, that is, not before 2019.

The fabulous growth of SUVs in segment B, designed for the city and short trips, is now a reality, and the Volkswagen Group does not want to be left behind in this appetizing market. The Seat Arona was the first small crossover or urban crossover of the German group.

It was launched in October 2017 and will serve as a test bed for the models that are to come. The T-Cross will begin to be commercialized in mid-2018, becoming a Polo SUV with the Arona platform. And in 2019 it will be the turn of Skoda Vision X, first cousin of the previous ones.

The world premiere of the Skoda Vision X ‘Concept’ will take place at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be held from 8 to 18 March in the Swiss town. For now it is just a prototype, but you know it will have a hybrid version. Logically, arriving last has its advantages and its disadvantages. One of the advantages is that it will benefit from some technological improvements, but maybe it will come a little late, with a market already flooded with similar vehicles.

With this ‘urban crossover’, Skoda will complete its range of models of the SUV segment, strategic for all brands. The Skoda Vision X will be the younger brother of the Skoda Kodiaq, the family SUV that went on sale in 2016, and the Skoda Karoq, which was introduced in 2017 and also arrived after its Spanish counterpart, the Seat Ateca.

With its proportions of utilitarian, the Skoda Vision X is presented as a car for drivers with an urban and active lifestyle. It will compete for this with the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Seat Arona, Nissan Juke, KIA Stonic, Hyundai Kona and Volkswagen T-Cross, among other B-segment SUVs.

BY Daniel G.Lifona – 02/04/2018 (Translation Soft)

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