After a long teasing period and lots of spy photos, Skoda finally revealed the first two photos of the new VisionS concept, its second SUV after Yeti. Scheduled to debut in front of an audience during this March Geneva Motor Show, the VisionS has a design influenced by Czech Cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art. The lines are precise, sharp and clean-cut accentuated by the Island-Green color.
With a 2.79-meter wheelbase, at 4.70 meters long, 1.91 meters wide and 1.68 meters tall, the Skoda VisionS makes a bold statement on the road. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), this is Skoda’s first vehicle to feature six seats across three rows.
Another highlight of the concept vehicle is its plug-in hybrid drive. It uses a a 1.4 TSI with 156 hp and 250 Nm of torque. This works alongside an e-motor that provides 40 kW of continuous power and 220 Nm peak torque. It is integrated into the six-speed DSG, which directs the power to the front wheels. A second electric motor with up to 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque drives the rear axle. This works independently of the front axle drive, meaning the show car has a smart four-wheel drive, which requires no mechanical coupling.
The hybrid system offers 225 hp, allowing the show car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of almost 200 km/h. 1.9 litres of petrol is all the car needs to travel 100 km (45 grams CO2 per kilometre). The Skoda VisionS can go up to 50 km on electric alone, and will travel up to 1000 km with both systems combined. The lithium-ion battery with a 12.4kWh capacity is positioned in front of the rear axle.