Following a preview a couple of weeks ago, Skoda has now released the first proper images of their new SUV concept along with its specifications. Turns out Skoda VisionS concept is a plug-in hybrid crossover, although it’s not clear yet if the production version will inherit this system.
Built upon Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), Skoda VisionS is a compact SUV – 4.70 meters long, 1.91 meters wide and 1.68 meters tall – which offers unique seating option with six seats across three rows. The car features a nice “emotive” design, which Skoda says hints at the where they are going design-wise with all future models, and boasts a cool Island-Green paint work.
As for the powertrain, the hybrid system in Skoda VisionS features a 1.4 TSI combustion unit with 115 kW (156 hp) and 250 Nm of torque plus an e-motor integrated into the six-speed DSG transmission that provides 40 kW of continuous power and 220 Nm peak torque. A second electric motor with up to 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque drives the rear axle.
So the 4×4 crossover packs a total output of 165 kW (225 hp) which results in a 0 to 100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds and a top speed of almost 200 km/h. The coolest thing about it, though, is the fuel consumption which is 1.9 litres per 100 km, corresponding to CO2 emissions of just 45 g/km and a range of over 1,000 km.
The VisionS will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show along with Octavia vRS 4×4, Octavia G-TEC, and Fabia Estate ScoutLine.