Skoda Imaginative and prescient iV idea sketches preview incoming electrical SUV coupe
Skoda will present an electrical SUV idea on the Geneva motor present subsequent month, known as the Imaginative and prescient iV. We all know that Skoda is planning to supply an electrical SUV primarily based on the VW Group’s new MEB platform, and it’s this idea that may preview that incoming manufacturing mannequin, which can go on to headline Skoda’s push to supply ten electrical or hybrid fashions by 2022.
The brand new styling parts launched on this idea ought to transition comparatively unchanged when the primary MEB-based manufacturing fashions start to reach from 2020, and kind the start of the Skoda design language we anticipate to see sooner or later.
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The primary and most distinctive of those parts is the complete width entrance gentle bar that connects the headlights, by a stable grille motif with Skoda’s trademark vertical slats. With out the same old cooling necessities, Skoda’s designers have needed to method the problem of translating the marque’s id into a brand new bundle whereas nonetheless retaining Skoda’s distinctive aesthetic.
The model’s crisp, angular surfacing is clear, however alongside the flanks this Imaginative and prescient iV reveals a refined roundness sitting above and beneath the principle character line, informing the clamshell bonnet and degree entrance and rear haunches. The steeply raked entrance and rear screens and cab-forward silhouette do trace on the Tesla Mannequin X, however can also be a telltale factor of the electrified underpinnings.
Whereas Skoda has remained coy as to the manufacturing date of this coupe physique form, a extra historically formed SUV mannequin will arrive first, kicking off an entire suite of all-electric MEB fashions constructed by Skoda, and its stablemates throughout the Volkswagen Group.
No photos or particulars of the inside have to date been proven, however we suspect there will probably be a heavy emphasis on digitisation and the introduction of the next-generation person interfaces. We’ll know extra nearer to the Geneva motor present, the place we additionally anticipate the reveal of Skoda’s smallest SUV, the Kamiq.