Škoda VisionS Unveiled At The 2016 Geneva Motor Show (Live Photos, Videos)

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ŠKODA Board of Management at motor show world premiere of the new ŠKODA VisionS.

ŠKODA Board of Management at motor show world premiere of the new ŠKODA VisionS.

Škoda brings to the Geneva Motor Show its nice-looking VisionS concept plug-in hybrid SUV:

“The ŠKODA VisionS incorporates the brand’s new design language, carrying it over into the SUV segment: the design is clearly influenced by cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal glass art. The lines are precise, sharp and clean-cut; the distinctive interplay of light and shadow on the contoured surfaces has a powerful effect, which is accentuated by the Iceland Green colour.”

With a 12.4 kWh battery and 165 kW AWD platform, it could be interesting proposition, however Škoda has yet to announce any firm production plans the plug-in model as it freshly enters the SUV segment. So we will have to be patient for the PHEV to be built.

Quick specs:

  • 165 kW (225 hp) of system power (AWD) – For the front axle there is a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with 115 kW (156 hp) and 250 Nm of torque combined with electric motor integrated into the six-speed DSG (40 kW continuous and 220 Nm peak torque). For the rear axle there is a second electric motor – 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque.
  • up to 50 km (31 miles) on electric alone, and will travel up to 1000 km total
  • 12.4 kWh battery is positioned in front of the rear axle.
  • 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4 seconds
  • top speed of almost 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • fuel economy at 1.9 litres of petrol for 100 km (45 grams CO2 per kilometre) – probably in NEDC and beside electricity
  • 2.79-meter wheelbase, at 4.70 meters long, 1.91 meters wide and 1.68 meters tall

Below:  Full photo gallery, and a multitude of videos below that

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“The ŠKODA VisionS incorporates the brand’s new design language, carrying it over into the SUV segment: the design is clearly influenced by cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal glass art. The lines are precise, sharp and clean-cut; the distinctive interplay of light and shadow on the contoured surfaces has a powerful effect, which is accentuated by the Iceland Green colour.

At 4.70 metres long, 1.91 metres wide, 1.68 meters tall and with a 2.79-metre wheelbase, the ŠKODA VisionS makes a bold statement on the road. Based on Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), this is ŠKODA’s first vehicle to feature six seats across three rows.

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Another highlight of the concept vehicle is its plug-in hybrid drive: with 165 kW (225 PS), the show car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, and has a top speed of almost 200 km/h. 1.9 l of petrol is all the car needs to travel 100 km (45 g CO2/km). The ŠKODA VisionS can drive up to 50 km on electric mode alone, and travels up to 1,000 km with both systems combined.

The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 TSI with 115 kW (156 PS) and 250 Nm of torque. It works alongside an e-motor that provides 40 kW of continuous power and a peak torque of 220 Nm. The e-motor is integrated with the six-speed DSG, which transfers the power to the front wheels. A second electric engine with up to 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque drives the rear axle. This works independently from the front axle drive, meaning the show car has clever four-wheel drive, which requires no mechanical coupling. The three engines cooperate in a highly flexible manner: the driver of the ŠKODA VisionS can choose between several modes of operation – from the purely electric engine to charge mode, always with the goal of maximum efficiency. The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 12.4 kWh is positioned in front of the rear axle.

ŠKODA has responded to the rapidly growing range of information and the passengers’ desire to communicate by introducing automotive digital networking (mobile services), providing large displays for optimum vehicle and infotainment services for all passengers, who can connect to the network in several ways from each seat in the vehicle.”

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6 responses to "Škoda VisionS Unveiled At The 2016 Geneva Motor Show (Live Photos, Videos)"

  1. Jychevyvolt says:

    That’s a nice looking car. My wife would love that design.

  2. Assaf says:

    Skoda is owned by VW. So I guess this is part of the group’s electrification efforts. Skodas are popular in Israel because they’re cheaper and have some sort of quality seal thanks to that VW ownership (whatever that’s worth now).

    Personally I’m not a fan of the macho SUV look in cars. Skoda can easily make a cheap BEV for Eastern European markets as well. But it’s a start.

    1. PVH says:

      “Skodas are popular in Israel because they’re cheaper and have some sort of quality seal thanks to that VW ownership”.

      Same in west europe, this brand has best value for money IMO within VW group.

      1. wavelet says:

        Yup.
        Škoda uses the exact same drivetrains as VW (and manufactured in the same factories); build quality and reliability is identical.
        The interiors usually look a bit conservative, and 1 generation behind the VW brands.
        Here in Israel a Škoda model typically costs 20-25% less than the comparable VW-brand model, and ~10% less than the Seat (some of that dsifference is due to generally high import taxes on cars).
        They’re very good value, and therefore not surprisingly, more Škodas are sold here anually than VWs and Seats put together.

        Anyway, Škoda is a low-cost brand, and as such, doesn’t invest serious money in pie-in-the-sky concepts — it doesn’t translate into sales for them. That concept is therefore pretty sure to be production-bound mostly as is.

        Re the “the design is clearly influenced by cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal glass art” — ridiculous. If anything, the car has less cut-glass-like facets than virtually all SUVs.

  3. Sch says:

    Škoda representative said the phev should come in 2019 in this SUV and the Skoda Superb model. The BEV will follow later…
    In VW group Skoda is a brand that is a follower in adoption of new technology, so you cannot expect anything that has not been proven in VW or Audi models.

    1. wavelet says:

      This is very true, so it is highly unusual that they are displaying the concept at all, esp. in Europe.
      After all, Škoda doesn’t currently sell any SUVs (the Yeti is a CUV), and this PHEV can’t really be an inexpensive car, given drivetrain & size.

      I wonder if being displayed in the show means VW will be be coming out with a production VW-branded PHEV SUV first, such as a Touareg GTE…
      Anyone know what the status is of the US-built 7-seater VW CrossBlue PHEV they announced? Haven’t heard anything about it since about a year ago.