The Vision X concept has been officially unveiled by Skoda in Geneva, and it looks set to have a massive influence on new Skoda models in the years to come. This concept features a company first hybrid system that includes petrol, electric and natural gas power.
The exterior of the Vision X has a distinct familial resemblance to the new Skoda models. The Vision X looks like a new take on the Kodiaq and Karoq design language. This is obviously intentional, as the concept is a preview of a production SUV that will sit below these two models. The Vision X measures 1807 millimetres wide and 4255 millimetres long, making it the same proportions of the VW T-Roc.
Skoda has stated that the model features compact proportions and "crystalline elements," but what is obvious is the Skoda grille and badge that are backlit and a fashionable split headlight design.
At the back, the Vision X has edgy LED tail lights and a rugged diffuser with sweeping indicators that have an Audi look.
Under the Bonnet
What lies under the bonnet is more impressive than the stunning looks of the Vision X. The concept features a hybrid system that includes two electric motors, compressed natural gas tanks, and a 1.5 litre conventional combustion engine. The combustion engine has been tuned for CNG and sends 96 kW power and 200 Nm torque to the Vision Xís front wheels. Skoda claims that this emits up to 25 percent less CO2 compared to conventional petrol powered cars and also provides a similar reduction in harmful particulates.
Running this Skoda on sustainably sourced fuel will help to cut the well to wheel emissions even further. This could create a situation where the vehicle will be 100 percent carbon neutral in the right conditions.
There is an electric motor attached to the rear axle that is capable of providing power for up to two kilometres without emissions. This provides 1000 Nm of torque to the rear wheels, and there is a second starter generator that can offer an additional 70 Nm for the front axle if needed under heavy acceleration.
This system has been designed to provide greater traction and offers a zero to 100 kilometre rate of 9.3 seconds, with a top speed of 200 km/h. Skoda claims that the Vision X has a 650 kilometre driving range.
The Vision X is an exciting new concept and provides fantastic insight into potential new Skoda models in the future. If you would like to learn more about Skoda new models, 2018 releases, and the current line up, you should call in and see us. Our sales staff would be delighted to answer any queries about anything Skoda, model cars specifications and current deals.