Skoda Vision iV concept debuts in Geneva with twin electric motors

first_img Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Tags 36 Photos Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh reading • Skoda Vision iV concept debuts in Geneva with twin electric motors • Volkswagen’s ID Crozz looks electrifying in red 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Skoda on Tuesday revealed the Vision iV concept at the Geneva Motor Show, offering a look at how the brand could use Volkswagen Group’s new MEB electric-car platform. The coupe-styled crossover isn’t the most attractive Skoda we’ve ever seen, but it does show off some interesting ideas for the design of future EVs.Enlarge ImageThe Vision iV shows how Skoda might use the VW Group’s MEB electric-car architecture. Skoda The Vision iV has an interpretation of Skoda’s usual grille design on the nose, with a full-width light bar between the headlights. There are no side-view mirrors, as they’ve been replaced by cameras, and Skoda has also nixed the door handles in favor of touch-opening doors. The shallow-angle rear window recalls the look of existing German coupe-crossovers like the Mercedes GLC-Class Coupe and BMW X4.Within the cabin, Skoda went for an ultra-minimalist look enabled by the unique design of the underlying MEB chassis. There’s a digital instrument cluster ahead of the steering wheel and a giant tablet-style infotainment display atop the dashboard. To make the car even more eco-friendly, many of the interior parts are made from recycled materials, as well as biodegradable wool and vegan vinyl fibers.Skoda Vision iV conceptEnlarge ImageThe inside of the Vision iV has smartphone connectivity and eco-friendly recycled materials. Skoda The mechanical core of the car consists of two electric motors rated for a combined 306 horsepower and able to get the Vision iV to 62 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. With an 83-kilowatt-hour battery pack, the car has a claimed 310-mile driving range. It’s also able to be fast-charged to 80-percent capacity in just half an hour.Other modern touches include the use of smartphones as the car’s key, as well as a center console that can automatically wirelessly charge and wirelessly sync two smartphones. Skoda says the concept has Level 3 autonomous driving, meaning it can handle driving tasks on the highway but the driver must be ready and able to take control at any time. Because there’s no transmission tunnel, Skoda also says the car’s cabin has impressive back-seat and cargo room. And built-in monitors can track the driver’s eye movements and pulse to warn if he or she is too distracted or drowsy to keep driving.Although the Vision iV is purely a concept for now, Skoda will build its own vehicles on the MEB platform, so stay tuned over the coming years to see how many of this concept’s styling cues they incorporate. We’ve already seen what VW’s MEB-based cars will look like thanks to a variety of concepts, including the striking ID Crozz crossover. Share your voice Tesla Model 3: The one you’ve been waiting for 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better See All Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US 0 More From Roadshow Post a comment Geneva Motor Show 2019 Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Electric Cars Crossoverslast_img