Geneva 2016: Skoda brings VisionS plug-in hybrid concept

Geneva 2016: Skoda brings VisionS plug-in hybrid concept image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Skoda, Newspress | posted March 02, 2016 08:02

Skoda VisionS concept debuts in Geneva

The Skoda VisionS plug-in hybrid concept makes its world debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.

The Czech automaker says that the VisionS concept previews the brand's future SUV design language. Skoda added that the concept's exterior is influenced by Czech Cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art.

Aesthetically, the VisionS features sharp character lines and an edgy exterior styling. The front end of the concept is fitted with slim LED headlights, a large bumper, a wide grill and a sculpted hood. Turning at the side, the VisionS concept is integrated with sharp, clean lines as well as prominent wheel arches and sloping roofline.

Skoda VisionS concept rear

The rear of the VisionS concept is equipped with wraparound taillights, a tailgate-mounted spoiler, a muscular bumper, gloss black accents and dual exhaust pipes.

The concept is built based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform. In terms of size, the VisionS concept measures 4700mm long, 1910mm wide and 1680mm tall along with a wheelbase of 2790mm.

Interior of the Skoda VisionS concept

Inside, the VisionS concept features a two-tone theme along with a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster. Of note, the concept's center console and dashboard comes with a large digital display. With that in mind, the VisionS concept's cabin doesn't have buttons and knobs.

The VisionS concept is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine that delivers 158 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The engine works alongside two electric motors and a 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. Skoda claims the VisionS concept can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of almost 200 km/h.