ŠKODA used this year’s Geneva Motor Show as a platform to show-off their brand new SUV concept design called VisionS. The VisionS is a further indication of how ŠKODA are continuing to evolve their brand and SUV range for the next era in their history.
The VisionS embodies ŠKODA’s latest design language first implemented by the recent Superb model. The design for VisionS is evidently inspired by Czech Cubism and Bohemian crystal art with its grandeur shape consisting of sharp and distinct lines which complement the crystal-like aesthetic of the Island-green paintwork.
In terms of its size, at 4.70m long, nearly 2m wide and 1.68m tall, the ŠKODA VisionS will certainly be an emphatic presence on the roads. Furthermore, it will be ŠKODA’s first model to contain six seats across three rows.
One of the major focal points of the new VisionS concept is its hybrid status. Its 165kw plug-in hybrid powertrain allows the 4x4 to travel around 30 miles on electricity alone before kicking into fuel mode, achieving a top speed of 124mph in the process. This hybrid powertrain fuses a 154bhp 1.4 litre engine with a 54bhp electric motor which is integrated into the 6 speed DSG that directs power to the front engine. This works independently from a second e-motor at the back which drives the rear axle, culminating in a smart four-wheel drive system.
All-new interior technology includes a large display infotainment system with multi-connection functionality meaning passengers can connect to the system in multiple ways from any seat in the car.
While VisionS was unveiled at Geneva 2016 as a concept model, we will likely see a production version later on in 2016.