Skoda has taken the wraps off its VisionS concept ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March.
The company says that the design “is influenced by Czech Cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art”. Whatever its origin, we quite like it. It has sharp lines, slim headlights with daytime running LEDs, the Skoda’s signature grille and plastic body cladding for that “rugged” look.
The VisionS features a plug-in hybrid unit that uses a 1.4-liter TSI engine with an output of 113kW and 250Nm of torque along with an e-motor that provides 40kW and 220Nm integrated into the six-speed DSG that directs power to the front wheels.
The rear wheels are driven by a second electric motor, with 85kW and 270Nm that works independently of the front axle, meaning the show car benefits from “smart” four-wheel drive with no mechanical coupling. The Vision S takes 7.4 seconds to get from 0 to 100km/h and top speed sits at 200km/h.
Skoda claims the VisionS can travel up to 50km on electric power alone, thanks to the 12.4kWh lithium-ion battery and when the petrol engine kicks in, 1,000 km . Fuel consumption is as low as 1.9L/100km and CO2 emissions stand at 45g/km.
The Vision S is expected to be a preview of a future SUV that’s expected be called the Skoda Kodiak and debut at the Paris Auto Show.