ŠKODA VisionS plug-in hybrid revealed
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.