Skoda shows suv study with plug

Skoda shows suv study with plug

The vehicle study Skoda Vision S is to follow the new design language of the brand – translated into the SUV segment.


The vehicle study Skoda Vision S with six seats over three rows of seats is 4.70 meters long, 1.91 meters wide, 1.68 meters high and has a wheelbase of 2.79 meters. The vehicle study is based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB).

Plug-in hybrid drive with 165 kW system output

The Skoda Vision S study with plug-in hybrid drive with 165 kW (225 hp) system output is said to complete the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds. Skoda puts the top speed at just under 200 km/h. The Vision S study uses a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine with 115 kW (156 PS) output and 250 Nm torque. This cooperates with an electric motor, which is said to produce 40 kW of continuous power and 220 Nm of peak torque. It is integrated into the six-speed dual-clutch transmission, which directs power to the front wheels. A second electric motor with up to 85 kW of power and 270 Nm of torque is placed on the rear axle, the Czech manufacturer reports. It works independently of the front axle drive. As Skoda reports, the concept car thus has an all-wheel drive system that does not require any mechanical connecting parts.

The three engines are said to interact in a highly flexible manner: The driver can choose between several operating modes – from purely electric drive to charge mode, always with the aim of maximum efficiency. The lithium-ion battery with 12.4 kWh capacity is placed in front of the rear axle. The concept car is expected to consume 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (45 g CO2 per kilometer). It can drive up to 50 kilometers on pure electric power, and with both drive systems the vehicle study covers a total of up to 1000 kilometers.

Debut of the Skoda Octavia RS 4×4

Skoda is also unveiling the Skoda Octavia RS 4×4 at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The top model in the Octavia fleet – available as a sedan and station wagon – uses a 2.0 TDI engine with 135 kW (184 hp) and dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). The model accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. The top speed is 228 km/h. According to the manufacturer, the Octavia RS 4×4 consumes 4.9 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers in the NEDC cycle, a CO2 equivalent of 129 grams per kilometer (values for the sedan).

The Skoda Octavia G-TEC natural gas model is said to be particularly economical to drive: according to the manufacturer, its fuel costs are less than four euros per 100 kilometers at current levels. The 1.4 TSI engine with an output of 81 kW (110 hp) emits less than 100 grams of CO2 per kilometer. On request, power can be transmitted via a dual-clutch gearbox.

Skoda also continues to expand the ScoutLine range. The Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine is now to be joined by the Skoda Fabia Combi ScoutLine. Three gasoline engines with 55 kW (75 HP), 66 kW (90 HP) and 81 kW (110 HP) as well as two diesel engines with 66 kW (90 HP) and 77 kW (105 HP) would be available in Germany.

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