All-electric Skoda Imaginative and prescient iV idea teased forward of Geneva reveal
Known as the Skoda Imaginative and prescient iV, it’s a follow-up to the Imaginative and prescient E idea from 2017, and is predicted to rework right into a production-ready, electrical SUV in 2021.
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Chatting with Auto Categorical eventually yr’s Paris present, Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier informed us: “The primary purpose-built EV from Skoda we are going to supply it in two physique kinds. The primary can be very near the dimensions of the Kodiaq, and the second can be one which meets the extra emotional design wants of shoppers.”
These teaser sketches, whereas unconfirmed by Skoda, seem to indicate that second, extra “emotional” physique fashion. They reveal the Geneva present automobile will characteristic sharper bumpers, plus redesigned LED lights entrance and rear meant to emphasize a sportier look over the Imaginative and prescient E idea.
The door mirrors have been changed by a extra aerodynamic side-camera-based system, whereas the brand new idea rides on 22-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. No photographs of the cabin have been revealed.
Beneath the pores and skin, the Imaginative and prescient iV idea relies on the VW Group’s new MEB platform for electrical automobiles, and Skoda plans to introduce manufacturing vehicles on the structure from 2020 onwards.
The model says it’s investing nearly £2bn into ‘different drive methods’ within the subsequent few years, and goals to supply greater than 10 electrified fashions by the top of 2022.
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