Skoda VisionS concepts bows in Geneva with a plug-in hybrid powertrain
Designed to preview the styling direction of an upcoming crossover, the VisionS features a stylish front fascia with a slender grille that is flanked by LED headlights. Moving further back, we can see sharp character lines, gloss black accents, and a gently sloping roof. The concept has also been equipped with flush-mounted door handles, a dual exhaust system, and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.
The six-seat interior is loaded with technology as drivers will find a digital instrument cluster, a front-passenger infotainment system, and a digital center stack with touchscreen controls. The model also has premium leather upholstery, metallic trim, and a rear-seat entertainment system. A closer inspection also reveals smartphones that have been integrated into the armrests.
Power is provided by a 225 horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine, two electric motors, and a 12.4 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack. It enables the concept to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour in 7.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of nearly 124 mph. More importantly, the crossover gets 123.7 miles per gallon and can travel up to 31 miles on electricity alone.