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.
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.
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