Based on the VW Group's MEB platform, the Kodiaq-sized crossover offers a 310-mile electric-only range

Skoda has provided the strongest glimpse yet of its electric future with the Vision iV concept, revealed at Geneva.

The 4.66m-long Kodiaq-sized four-door coupé crossover is based on the VW Group’s MEB platform and uses a 302bhp four-wheel-drive EV powertrain offering a 310-mile range and the ability to charge up to 80% in 30 minutes. 

The coupe-SUV's cabin shows a design that has moved on from current Skoda interiors, with a multi-level dashboard, large free-standing central screen, and minimalist look. 

The absence of a transmission tunnel in the EV allows "plenty of storage space", according to the firm, alongside a compartment allowing two mobile phones to be wirelessly charged.

Said to provide "a specific outlook of the brand's electric future", the Vision iV is a more production-previewing concept than the 2017 Vision E

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Although in profile the two concepts look nearly identical, the grille of the Vision iV features a traditional slatted design rather than the blanked-off item on the Vision E.

A full-width LED daytime running light sits underneath the main headlights, while the Skoda name at the rear is backlit in red. 

Last year, the company revealed the production version of the Vision iV will be sold with both standard SUV and coupé variants, akin to the Kodiaq and China-only Kodiaq GT.

First deliveries of the production model are due at the end of 2021, but it's not yet clear which variant will arrive first.

Both versions will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s electric-only MEB platform, which will be used across all of the company's brands.

Skoda sales and marketing boss Alain Favey has previously told Autocar that the Vision E “gives a very good idea of what the EV will look like”.

Pricing will be comparable with that of a mid-to-upper-range Kodiaq, so we can expect an entry-level price of around £28,000.

Ahead of these models arriving, Skoda will launch the electric Citigo-e, a sibling of the Volkswagen e-Up and future Seat eMii. The car is largely intended for Skoda and its network to gain experience in electric cars, to make sure dealers and repairers are ready. “The real first step [into electric cars] will be with the [stand-alone SUV]," Favey has said.

Also due to be unveiled in the coming months is a plug-in hybrid version of Skoda's Superb flagship, likely following close after the unveiling of the facelifted standard model. 

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10 October 2018

 Would be great if it got out the Factory as is.....?

10 October 2018

I know we only have the rear three quarter angle view from this pic, but I think it looks great. Build it like this, Skoda!

10 October 2018

it does look great but I reckon they will tone it down with cruddy stick out door handles and the lines won’t be that sharp

10 October 2018

 Yes, hidden Door handles, no mirrors,probably self closing Doors too, these are fine, i don’t mind them, these will come to all Cars soon,inside, I think there is a danger of too much tech, your supposed to be in charge of driving the Car, your responsibility is safe passage for you and your passengers, this isn’t a Jet your in charge of, plus, even with full autonomy, would you not look out the Window....? Just in case..?

12 February 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Yes, hidden Door handles, no mirrors,probably self closing Doors too, these are fine, i don’t mind them, these will come to all Cars soon,inside, I think there is a danger of too much tech, your supposed to be in charge of driving the Car, your responsibility is safe passage for you and your passengers, this isn’t a Jet your in charge of, plus, even with full autonomy, would you not look out the Window....? Just in case..?

Have to agree with peter, too much tech will end up causing a lot of accidents soon.  reckon skoda may start putting in the 'standard tech' though on this.

most electric cars start to come out with the new ideas that their conventional models don't.

11 October 2018

For a second I got excited that something like the Tudor concept was going to make production.

Dissapointed at 2 samey SUVs. ho hum.

11 October 2018

With at least one if not two hands tied behind their back - Skoda are really trying to make things happen. Wifey recently bought the Octavia and having drivne it I am amazed, nothing like it as good at the price. And to think when I was ralling in the 80's the name Skoda was a bloody joke

12 February 2019

Its great but by the time we see one testing it will look nothing like what it is now

12 February 2019

Hmmmmm.... surely electric vehicles should be low, sleek and have amazing aerodynamics?

Not house bricks on wheels.

12 February 2019
Given that the only modern VW products which even resemble an original futuristic concept is the 1st gen Audi TT, and the VW XL1 - These Skoda design sketches mean jack squat.

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