It is a bit surprising how much interest there was in the auto world about the Skoda Vision E. At any rate, that interest is now satisfied as the concept goes on display at the Shanghai auto show and we get to see it in full glory. We also get the first official technical details on the futuristic Skoda SUV.
Before we get to the facts and figures, however, you may want to have a closer look at the Vision E and appreciate the Czech take on the whole coupe-crossover body style:
So, Skoda Vision E, it’s the first fully electrically driven concept car and it is built on the MEB (modular electrification toolkit) they have borrowed form parent company VW. The car is all-wheel-drive, obviously, thanks to a two electric motor architecture with a total power output of 225 kW. The system gives the Vision E a top speed of 180 km/h which isn’t brilliant, but it’s compensated for with great range: 500 miles on a charge. What’s more, the Vision E is level 3 autonomous-enabled. Tesla Model X beware!
The high-tech highlights of Skoda Vision E include Traffic Jam Assist, autopilot for motorway driving; car park autopilot; digital HMI; gesture control; voice control; Eye Tracking; Driver Alert fatigue detection; heart rate monitor; integrated Wi-Fi hotspot and an LTE module.