After so many teaser images, the Czech automobile-manufacturer, Skoda has finally released the images and details of the VisionS design study concept. The VisionS’s design is based on the brand's new design philosophy ‘Czech cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art’. The Skoda VisionS will turn out to be the first full size SUV of the manufacturer and it is rumoured to get a “Kodiak” moniker.
The VisionS will be the first vehicle by the brand to feature a six-seater configuration and is based on Volkswagen Group's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform. The VisionS has an overall length of 4,700 mm, a width of 1,910 mm, and a height of 1,680 mm with a wheelbase of 2,790 mm. Being a product of Volkswagen and with its new design language, the VisionS gets sharp double headlamp arrangement and a new styling over the front grille.
Speaking of the power package, the VisionS derives its power from an alternative powertrain by combining a 1.4-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with an electric motor. Where the engine is capable to develop 156 HP and 250 Nm of torque, while the electric motor will produce an extra 54 HP and 220 Nm of torque. The combined system will be connected to a six-speed DSG which sends the power to the front axle. A second electric motor rated at 115 HP and 270 Nm which drives the rear axle, this motor works independently of the front axle drive, making it a all-wheel drive SUV. The concept can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 7.4 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 200 kmph.
The Skoda VisionS will make its world premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2016 starting March 1.