Skoda reveals its vision for the future: Vision X

Vision X is Skoda’s concept of its vision for their future crossover. It uses a CNG-and petrol-powered engine with an electric motor which limits emissions to just 89g/km of CO2.

“The exterior design provides a concrete view of the third member of the successful SUV family. With this model we will attract even more customers to the Skoda brand going forward,” said Bernhard Maier, Skoda CEO.

The vehicle retains the styling cues from the current Skoda SUV family, and the compact proportions, short overhangs and precise lines create an agile and sporty looking vehicle.

The new hybrid system includes a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, which can run on CNG. The engine is supported by two electric motors, belt driven start generator and larger motor in the rear axle. A compact battery allows for pure-electric driving range of just over a mile and recharging capabilities from brake regeneration. The power output from the hybrid system allows the Skoda Vision X to accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds.

The interior provides generous space for both passengers and luggage. Versatile luggage solutions, breathable fabrics and rubber surfaces all support an active lifestyle. The concept also demonstrates Skoda’s vision of connectivity with new systems including Smart Parking, HoppyGo, TwoGo and CareDriver. The technologies: direct the driver to available parking spaces, offer the car rental when not in use, offer car sharing opportunities and can ensure children can be picked up from nursery if a parent or guardian cannot make it.

Skoda’s latest infotainment system includes a built-in mobile phone docking station which allows smartphone apps to be used on board the Skoda Vision X.

Skoda plans to extensively expand its range of hybrid and electric models between now and 2025. The first model to be launch will be the Skoda Superb Plug-In Hybrid in 2019 followed by a purely electric model.