The all-electric Vision iV concept study offers a look ahead at Škoda’s electric future. By introducing its first vehicle to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform, the Czech brand is taking the next step in its journey towards eMobility. The four‑door crossover coupé impresses with sporty, emotive lines and exudes a feeling of spaciousness. The concept car features a horizontal light strip that – running across the reinterpreted, wide, covered Škoda grille that has delicate vertical slats and crystalline structures – spans the entire width of the vehicle and connects the Matrix LED headlights. The athletic side view of the Vision iV is shaped by bold wings and a coupé-like roofline.
The doors do not have any handles – just a touch will open them automatically. Classic wing mirrors have been replaced by cameras providing a 180-degree view which is relayed in the rear-view mirror. The multi-level arrangement of the instrument panel and centre console as well as a seemingly floating screen add a new dimension to the interior. “The striking face of the concept study with horizontal light strip gives it an ultramodern look and underpins its strong, self-assured appearance”, said Oliver Stefani, head of design at Škoda.
From the outside, the long passenger compartment hints at the generous amount of space available inside. Furthermore, the boot has a total capacity of 550 l. Aerodynamic trailing edges and crystalline LED tail lights can be found at the bold rear. These redefine the brand’s typical ‘C’ shape and, along with a strip of lights above the rear diffuser, accentuate the car’s width. Another eye-catching detail on the slightly curved lip of the electric tailgate is the Škoda lettering – the individual letters illuminate in red. “The minimalist design, also highlighted by the use of cameras instead of wing mirrors or by the lack of door handles, symbolises how easy our electric cars are to use. What’s more, illuminated design features and new light technology add exciting visual touches”, explained Stefani.