On the eve before the 2019 Geneva Motor Show opens its doors for the Press, Skoda has unveiled the Vision IV Concept.
It’s a crossover-coupe and the brand’s first vehicle built on the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform. According to Skoda, the Vision IV uses two electric motors, one on each axle, powered by a flat-pack lithium-ion battery installed in the underbody to save space. In the WLTP cycle, it has a driving range of up to 500 km (311 miles), though we have no info on its performance yet.
The front end is dominated by a light strip that connects the slim headlights. It also has a large closed grille with vertical slats, muscular hood and aggressively-styled bumper. The arched roofline, aerodynamic lip spoiler, C-shaped LED taillights with ‘SKODA’ lettering backlit in red between them and imposing diffuser with another light strip contribute to its futuristic look.
Riding on 22-inch wheels that have been aerodynamically optimized, the concept stays true to one of the latest automotive trends: the lack of traditional side mirrors. It also features frameless doors and has no visible door handles.
The most striking feature inside is the two-layer dashboard, but Skoda went over their heads to come up with other different features, such as the two-spoke steering wheel that displays the brand’s name in the middle rather than their logo, the free-standing infotainment system and digital instrument cluster.
The large central console can accommodate up to two smartphones which, in turn, can be connected with the large central display and charged wirelessly, and they can also be used as digital keys. Additional storage space has been freed up by the lack of a central tunnel.