Skoda VisionS Concept dresses up for Geneva

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Crossovers continue to gain popularity across the world, and Skoda wants to take advantage of the booming market with its VisionS CUV concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The Volkswagen Group brand from the Czech Republic has a reputation for offering utilitarian vehicles at a fair price, and the VisionS with room for six passengers across three rows easily fits that role. The production model with these design cues arrives in Europe this fall.

Skodas are known for having a certain subdued elegance, and that design ethos shows up on the VisionS, too. The designers claim the crisp shape takes inspiration from Czech Cubism, and the result is a handsome crossover. The crossover's lines aren't overtly flashy and we especially like the narrow grille and headlights, which look modern.

The emerald green paint offers a subtle hint about the concept's powertrain, too. Rather than going for absolute power, Skoda gives the VisionS efficiency from a plug-in hybrid setup. A 1.4 TSI engine and two electric motors – one in front and another in the rear – offer a total output of 221 horsepower. The CUV can still get to 62 miles per hour in 7.4 seconds, but the bigger advantage is 621 miles of driving range from the combined systems.

If Skoda's production three-row crossover can combine such striking looks and driving efficiency, the company could have a winner. Some drivers want to have cutting-edge style but don't need massive amounts of horsepower, too. The VisionS seems like the perfect model to fill that role while carrying the whole family inside.
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Geneva Motor Show: ŠKODA Electrifies with New Study

​› Highlight at Lac Léman: Design study 'ŠKODA VisionS' gives an insight into future SUV models
› Plug-in-hybrid drive with high efficiency
› Emotive design study demonstrates evolution of ŠKODA design language
› Generous interior with three rows of seats, and a total length of 4.70 m
› New production models: Power package ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4 and ŠKODA Fabia Combi ScoutLine celebrate motor show premiere
› CNG campaign continues: ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC now available with DSG transmission

Mladá Boleslav, 17 February 2016 – ŠKODA continues to grow: Over recent years, the brand has fundamentally expanded and renewed their model range. The SUV range is now also being strengthened. With the ŠKODA VisionS, the Czech car manufacturer gives an insight into how ŠKODA's future SUV design language might look. The brand also presents their most important future technologies with the show car. The new ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4, the ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC with DSG transmission and the ScoutLine version of the Fabia Combi round off ŠKODA's appearance at Lac Léman.

​The ŠKODA VisionS incorporates the brand's new design language, carrying it over into the SUV segment: the design is clearly influenced by Czech Cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art. The lines are precise, sharp and clean-cut; the distinctive interplay of light and shadow on the contoured surfaces creates exciting effects, which are accentuated by the Island-Green color.

With a 2.79-meter wheelbase, at 4.70 meters long, 1.91 meters wide and 1.68 meters tall, the ŠKODA VisionS makes a bold statement on the road. Based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), this is ŠKODA's first vehicle to feature six seats across three rows.

Another highlight of the concept vehicle is its plug-in hybrid drive: with 165 kW (225 hp), the show car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of almost 200 km/h. 1.9 litres of petrol is all the car needs to travel 100 km (45 grams CO2 per kilometre). The ŠKODA VisionS can go up to 50 km on electric alone, and will travel up to 1000 km with both systems combined.

The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 TSI with 115 kW (156 hp) and 250 Nm of torque. This works alongside an e-motor that provides 40 kW of continuous power and 220 Nm peak torque. It is integrated into the six-speed DSG, which directs the power to the front wheels. A second electric motor with up to 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque drives the rear axle. This works independently of the front axle drive, meaning the show car has a smart four-wheel drive, which requires no mechanical coupling. The three engines cooperate in a highly flexible manner: The driver of the ŠKODA VisionS can choose between several modes of operation – from purely electric drive to charge modes, always with the goal of maximum efficiency. The lithium-ion battery with a 12.4kWh capacity is positioned in front of the rear axle.

ŠKODA has responded to the rapidly growing scope of information and the passengers' desire to communicate by introducing automotive digital networking (mobile services), providing large displays for optimum vehicle and infotainment services for all passengers, who can connect to the network several ways from each seat in the vehicle.

The ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4 will also be celebrating its debut at this year's motor show: ŠKODA's top-of-the-range Octavia is available as a saloon or estate with the 2.0 TDI engine with 135 kW (184 PS) and DSG transmission. With a drive unit, which is both sporty and safe, the Octavia RS 4×4 makes a strong partner for families, work and leisure. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 228 km/h. In NEDC, the model will manage 4.9 litre diesel per 100 km; CO2 equivalent of 129 grams per km (all values for sedan).

The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC is particularly economical: It currently costs less than four euros in fuel to drive this model 100 km. On request, ŠKODA can fit the natural-gas car with DSG transmission. The 1.4 TSI provides 81 kW (110 hp) per km, emits less than 100 grams of CO2. The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC is available in saloon and estate versions.

ŠKODA's ScoutLine range also continues to grow. Alongside the Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, there is now the ŠKODA Fabia Combi ScoutLine – with its unique off-road look and attractive, practical equipment features. Three petrol engines with 55 kW (75 hp), 66 kW (90 hp) and 81 kW (110 hp) and three diesel engines with 55 kW (75 hp), 66 kW (90 hp) and 77 kW (105 hp) are available.

ŠKODA VisionS show car celebrates its world premiere at Volkswagen Group Night in Geneva

29.2.2016 | category: Events
​› Emotive: the concept car gives an insight into the future large ŠKODA SUV
› Design: the VisionS is designed in an expressive, modern and dynamic way
› Technology: ŠKODA is focusing on electromobility, connectivity and safety

ŠKODA exhibits the VisionS show car in Geneva

​Mladá Boleslav / Geneva, 29 February 2016 – Emotive start for ŠKODA in Geneva: today, the ŠKODA VisionS show car celebrated its world premiere at the Volkswagen Group Night on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The emotive concept car gives an insight into a new, large SUV production model that will be launched in the autumn of this year. The VisionS is designed in an expressive, modern and dynamic way; the design is a balance – typical for ŠKODA – of rationality and aesthetics. Aside from the future SUV design language, the show car demonstrates the most important technological innovations that ŠKODA will be focusing on in the coming years. Above all, these include electromobility, connectivity and safety.

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