Skoda unveils new electric cross-coupeMarch 31, 2017
The company Skoda has extended the first image of the concept, which is preparing to premiere at the Shanghai show. Prototype Skoda Vision E should be a hint of future electric brand: Skoda is going to release soon as five electric vehicles.
We know about the concept are scarce. Vision E will be an SUV with clearly sporty appearance, according to published sketches, he gets overwhelmed roof to the stern, aggressive stamping on body sides and no secondary racks. We also know that the concept is quite large: SUV wheelbase is 2 850 mm (60 mm is more than Kodiaq), and pull it at length in 4640 mm. The new layout electric car can become almost the most spacious Skoda (except Superb): states that the knee room for passengers in the Vision E is 7% more than in series Octavia.
The power plant, which will concept receive is fully electric (it hints letter E in the title). However, as it reported only that its capacity will make 300 hp and a top speed concept declared at 180 km / h. True, Skoda also reported that the concept is all-wheel drive, which means that, most likely, he will receive two or more electric motors. By the way, cruising range concept promised considerable – up to 500 km.
The interior cross-coupe were used 12-inch touchscreen display in the center console and steering wheel dvuhspytseve some new architecture and interface “car driver”. Finally, the concept debuts a proprietary system of autonomous control: with sensors, cameras and control electronics Vision E will be able to move around the city and roads, maneuver and park.
Skoda Vision E will debut in April. Will the concept of mass incarnation is not specified, possibly stylistic solutions applied on the prototype will be implemented in the crossover coupe version Kodiaq. But as electrical plans Skoda, is more certainty. By 2025, the line mark must include five fully electrified models that Czechs are going to build on the platform of the Volkswagen’s MEB .
However, according to other sources, Vision E enter the number of theese five electric cars and will become more affordable crossovers response to the type of Tesla Model X. The serial version of the concept can get the name Skoda Aratan.