The all-electric VISION iV concept study offers a look ahead at ŠKODA’s electric future. By introducing its first vehicle to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform, the Czech brand is taking the next step in its journey towards eMobility. The four‑door crossover coupé impresses with sporty, emotive lines and exudes a feeling of spaciousness. A dynamic driving experience is ensured by all-wheel drive and two electric motors outputting 225 kW (306 PS).
The VISION iV is 4,665 mm long, 1,926 mm wide and has a height of 1,613 mm. Dynamic lines lend it a sporty appearance. Even from the outside, the interior’s spacious feel is evident from the new proportions created by a short bonnet and a long passenger cabin. The VISION iV offers a concrete preview of ŠKODA’s first production car to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform.
Reinterpreted ŠKODA grille and a horizontal light strip
The concept car features a horizontal light strip that – running across the reinterpreted, wide, covered ŠKODA grille that has delicate vertical slats and crystalline structures – spans the entire width of the vehicle and connects the Matrix LED headlights. The athletic side view of the VISION iV is shaped by bold wings and a coupé-like roofline. The doors do not have any handles – just a touch will open them automatically. Classic wing mirrors have been replaced by cameras providing a 180-degree view which is relayed in the rear-view mirror. The multi-level arrangement of the instrument panel and centre console as well as a seemingly floating screen add a new dimension to the interior.
Two electric motors and consistent smartphone integration
The zero-emission ŠKODA VISION iV is powered by two electric motors – one on the front axle and one on the rear axle – giving the VISION iV all-wheel drive. The power of 225 kW (306 PS) is distributed to the wheels depending on requirements, thus providing a dynamic yet safe driving performance. The car has a maximum range of 500 km in the WLTP cycle; the battery can be charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. Through the use of laser scanners, radar sensors and cameras, the concept car can perfectly navigate its surroundings. In suitable situations it can even drive autonomously and park by itself. Comprehensive connectivity features allow for direct communication with other road users, cars and the infrastructure.
The latest-generation infotainment system provides access to ŠKODA’s numerous mobile online services and is not only able to master gestures and voice command but also to fully integrate the driver’s and front passenger’s smartphones into the operating concept. Using the smartphone as a digital key, the VISION iV can be unlocked and started. The concept car also monitors the driver’s heart rate, thus offering increased safety, and, if necessary, brakes automatically to come to a complete stop.
ŠKODA VISION iV focusing on dynamism and spaciousness
Design draws attention to the effortless handling of ŠKODA’s future electric cars
Horizontal light strip spanning the width of the car connects the Matrix LED headlights
New multi-level interior concept and a screen that appears to float
The VISION iV is a concrete preview of the models in ŠKODA’s future electric range. It features a light strip that runs across the radiator grille and spans the entire width of the vehicle, connecting the Matrix LED headlights. The VISION iV’s minimalist design accentuates how easy it is to get to grips with electric cars in everyday life. Sporty and dynamic lines embody the joy of driving; the generous feeling of spaciousness distinguishes the concept study as a true ŠKODA. The multi-level arrangement of the instrument panel and centre console as well as a seemingly floating screen add a new dimension to the interior.
Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design, explained, “The striking face of the concept study with horizontal light strip gives it an ultramodern look and underpins its strong, self-assured appearance.”