Czech automobile-manufacturer Skoda released the images and details of the VisionS design study concept that incorporates the brand's new design language for the upcoming SUVs. Based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the VisionS is the first vehicle from Skoda to feature six seats across three rows.
Skoda said the design is influenced by Czech cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art. The study model features precise and crisp body lines and a face similar to the current generation cars of Skoda that is inspired from the VisionC concept showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. The VisionS also features masculine design, which is accentuated by the Island-Green colour.
The VisionS measures 4,700mm in length, 1,910mm in width, 1,680mm in height and 2,790 wheelbase. The concept vehicle features a plug-in hybrid drive. The internal combustion engine is a 1.4-litre TSI with 154bhp and 250 Nm of torque. This works alongside an electronic motor that provides 53bhp of continuous power and 220Nm peak torque. The hybrid powertrain is integrated into the six-speed DSG transmission that directs the power to the front wheels. Skoda claims the concept can accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 200 kmph.
A second electric motor with up to 113bhp and 270Nm of torque drives the rear axle. This works independently of the front axle drive, meaning the show car essentially has a four-wheel drive, which is not connected to each other. The VisionS will have its first public unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, starting early next month.
The VisionS will turn to the first full size SUV of the manufacturer and is rumoured with the name Kodiak. The new SUV will be positioned above the Yeti crossover and is expected to make a public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.