Škoda wasn't on the forefront of electrification, but as a member of the Volkswagen Group, it as access to all the universal platforms so it's just matter of time (by 2020 hopefully) when we will start to see plug-ins from Škoda.
Czech company is also gearing up for a production SUV, and has decided that the Geneva Motor Show is a good place to present a plug-in hybrid SUV called VisionS.
The VisionS is based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) and is equipped with six seats in three rows.
Škoda said that 12.4 kWh battery should provide up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range.
It's is also all-wheel-drive car with independent front and rear axle drive, which enabled 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.4 seconds.
As in case of many other Volkswagen Group's plug-in hybrids, the drivetrain combines both a petrol engine and a small electric motor integrated into a six-speed DSG transmission. In the rear Škoda used larger 85 kW electric motor. Total system power stands at 165 kW.
- 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
"The ŠKODA VisionS incorporates the brand’s new design language, carrying it over into the SUV segment: the design is clearly influenced by Czech Cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art. The lines are precise, sharp and clean-cut; the distinctive interplay of light and shadow on the contoured surfaces creates exciting effects, which are 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 ŠKODA VisionS makes a bold statement on the road. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), this is ŠKODA’s first vehicle to feature six seats across three rows.
Another highlight of the concept vehicle is its plug-in hybrid powertrain: with 165 kW (225 hp), the show car accelerates 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 ŠKODA VisionScan go up to 50 km on electric alone, and will travel up to 1000 km with both systems .
The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 TSI with 115 kW (156 hp) and 250 Nm of torque. This works alongside an e-motor that provides 40 kW of 40 kW 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 three engines cooperate in a highly flexible manner: The driver of the ŠKODA VisionS can choose between several modes of operation – from purely electric drive to charge modes, always with the goal of maximum efficiency. The lithium-ion battery with a 12.4kWh capacity is positioned in front of the rear axle.
ŠKODA has responded to the rapidly growing scope 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 several ways from each seat in the vehicle."
Hat tip to Miggy!