Skoda's future


Skoda Vision 7S
Skoda Vision 7S front threequarters
Skoda Vision 7S profile
Skoda Vision 7S rear
Skoda Vision 7S cockpit
Skoda Vision 7S interior

CZECH maker Skoda has revealed a Vision of its' future with design images of the first of three new all-electric models which it says it will launch within the next four years.

At the moment, the VISION 7S is a concept study, says the company, but adds that it offers a "specific preview" of a seven-seater electric SUV which will become the Volkswagen group company's flagship model.

It also shows off Skoda's future new design language and branding which, according to the company's sales and marketing chief Martin Jahn, has the aim of "distinguishing ourselves even more clearly from theother brands in the Volkswagen Group."

Even so, the concept study is based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Electrification Kit (MEB) and has an 89kWh battery which delivers a maximum range of over 370 miles and a peak charging rate of 200 kW.

Says Jahn: "The VISION 7S is the forerunner of our new design language that we'll be rolling out across the entire product portfolio over the coming years⦠with the new styling, we are taking the brand to thenext level."

The new design language features radically different front-end styling -the Czech-brand has dubbed it the TechDeck face - which will gradually be rolled out starting next year and will be a feature of a new electric small car and e-powered compact SUV as well as the seven seater flagship.

Skoda is accelerating its' e-mobility programme with the intention of achieving 70 per cent all-electric sales across its model range by 2030.

More e-powered newcomers are in the pipeline, says the company, but during the transition phase the brand plans to strengthen its' product portfolio of conventionally-powered, combustion engines cars and will be unveiling new-generation Superb and Kodiaq model in the second half of next year along with a refreshed Octavia which is slated for introduction in 2024.


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