Skoda VisionS plug-in hybrid Concept has been unveiled ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in early March 2016. The VisionS offers a peek at the design evolution of the model and Skoda’s design philosophy. It has an angular appearance and many sharp lines. According to Skoda, the design is influenced by Czech cubism and the tradition of Bohemian Crystal Art.
The Skoda VisionS features a plug-in hybrid engine with an alternative powertrain. It combines a turbocharged 1.4 liter petrol engine and an electric motor. The engine generates a peak power 156hp and a peak torque of 250Nm. The electric motor generates an additional 54hp of power and 220Nm of torque. The gearbox is a six-speed DSG transmission that transfers power to the front. A second electric motor generates 115hp and 270Nm of torque that drives the rear. This gives the VisionS an all-wheel drive system.
The VisionS has a lithium ion battery pack that is located ahead of the rear axle and has a capacity of 12.4kWh. This provides energy for an electric range of 50km. In hybrid mode, the SUV can cover up to 1000km. With a combined output of 225hp, the VisionS is capable of achieving the 0-100kmph sprint in 7.4 seconds. Top speed is 200kmph (124mph)
The Skoda VisionS features a double headlight arrangement and a new take on the corporate grille. It features a sloped roofline and the typical oversized alloy wheels housed within square arches. The design features new slender LED headlamps and a pair of sharp LED taillights. There are two oval exhaust tips mounted within the large bumper. The MQB-based vehicle comes with a body that is colored in Island Green. The overall length is 47.meters. It is 1.91 meters wide, and 1.68 meters tall. The wheelbase is 2.79 meters. While pictures of the interior are not available yet, this will be the first Skoda to feature a six-seat configuration.
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Skoda has announced that it will debut the VisionS concept at the Geneva Motor Show starting the 1st of March.