ŠKODA VisionS plug-in hybrid revealed

SKODA VisionS plug-in hybrid

ŠKODA VisionS is a plug-in hybrid that will debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.


Here is what Skoda has to say:

“A highlight of the concept vehicle is its plug-in hybrid drive: with 165 kW (225 hp), the show car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of almost 200 km/h. 1.9 litres of petrol is all the car needs to travel 100 km (45 grams CO2 per kilometre). The ŠKODA VisionS can go up to 50 km on electric alone, and will travel up to 1000 km with both systems combined.

The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 TSI with 115 kW (156 hp) and 250 Nm of torque. This works alongside an e-motor that provides 40 kW of continuous power and 220 Nm peak torque. It is integrated into the six-speed DSG, which directs the power to the front wheels. A second electric motor with up to 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque drives the rear axle. This works independently of the front axle drive, meaning the show car has a smart four-wheel drive, which requires no mechanical coupling. The three engines cooperate in a highly flexible manner: The driver of the ŠKODA VisionS can choose between several modes of operation – from purely electric drive to charge modes, always with the goal of maximum efficiency. The lithium-ion battery with a 12.4kWh capacity is positioned in front of the rear axle.”


With a 12,4 kWh battery, 50 km of electric range (NEDC) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) configuration it’s clear that Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be the direct rival. The Skoda VisionS has the advantage of offering three rows of seats with enough room for six passengers.

There is no mention about a BEV version, but since it will use the MBQ platform, it will be possible if customers ask for it.

The concept looks ready for production, but those wheels need be to more aerodynamic.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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5 years ago

It is really a good looking SUV but quite late to the party as seems won’t be available before 2020? For such a late release should have had been at the very least a BEV with a 75 kWh battery. Shame on VAG for releasing fluff but no substance.

Ralf K
5 years ago

Looks like the Skoda version of the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE concept shown before at Frankfurt IAA Sep 2015 and in Detroit in Jan 2016.


And to create 4 times the media coverage, there will probably be an Audi Q3 later (2018?) with a similar drivetrain, and much less probably a Seat Ateca version, all along the same components.

Looks like the Tiguan GTE will come first as a production model (eventually this year), then the Skoda Kodiak PHEV next year (with VisionS being the concept’s name) and the Q3 PHEV will follow then as well.

I doubt, there will be a BEV version of any of these. And given the low sales figures of a Kia Soul EV in Europe (which at least SUV-like, even if somewhat smaller), overall demand looks negligible so far as well. Tesla Model Y might change this at a much later point in time.

5 years ago
Reply to  Ralf K

Kia Soul EV has been completely negleted here in Portugal. There’s demand, but Kia Portugal hasn’t received a decent stock to surpass it 🙁