Skoda has proven the primary official pictures of the Imaginative and prescient iV idea forward of its unveil on the Geneva motor present in March. The Imaginative and prescient iV is a near-production-ready idea of the all-electric SUV than the 2017 Imaginative and prescient E and is alleged to supply "a selected outlook of the model's electrical future". Nonetheless, official sketches of the mannequin present the "four-door crossover coupé" idea's design to be similar to that of the older idea.
The 2 ideas could look almost equivalent in profile; however the Imaginative and prescient iV appears to function a conventional slatted grille design versus the blanked-off merchandise seen on the older Imaginative and prescient E. A darkened picture reveals that the Imaginative and prescient iV may even have a full-width LED daytime working mild beneath the principle headlights; and the Skoda identify seen on the rear is back-lit purple.
Final 12 months, the model has introduced that the production-spec Imaginative and prescient iV can be bought as an ordinary SUV in addition to a coupé variant – very similar to the Kodiaq and China-only Kodiaq GT.
First deliveries of the production-ready Imaginative and prescient iV are due on the finish of 2021, however it has not but been made clear which of the 2 variations will arrive first. Each variants are to be primarily based on the Volkswagen Group’s electric-only MEB platform – a platform that can be used throughout the entire model's EV line-up.
In a previous dialog with our sister publication, Autocar UK, Skoda gross sales and advertising boss Alain Favey mentioned that the Imaginative and prescient E “provides an excellent concept of what the EV will appear like.” Each variations of the mannequin will match between the Karoq and Kodiaq when it comes to dimension and have a battery that can be capable to present almost 500km of vary. Its pricing can be comparable with that of a mid-to-upper-range Kodiaq.
Inside, the automotive will function the 'floating' display which was seen within the Imaginative and prescient X idea earlier this 12 months.
Forward of those fashions arriving, Skoda will launch the electrical Citigo-e, a sibling of the Volkswagen e-Up and future Seat eMii. The automotive is basically meant for Skoda and its community to realize expertise in electrical vehicles, to verify sellers and repairers are prepared. “The actual first step [into electric cars] can be with the [stand-alone SUV]," Favey has mentioned.
Within the coming months is a plug-in hybrid model of Skoda's Excellent flagship can also be additionally because of be unveiled, doubtless shut after the disclosing of the standard facelift model.