By revealing the all-electric VISION iV concept study, Czech car manufacturer ŠKODA is providing a concrete look ahead at its electric future. The four-door SUV coupé is the brand’s first model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform. The sporty and dynamic design represents the joy of driving; at the same time, the VISION iV impresses with its generous feeling of spaciousness. By the end of 2022, ŠKODA will have launched a total of ten electric models worldwide. The brand’s first steps into the era of e-mobility go hand in hand with the largest investment programme in the company’s history. Over the next four years, ŠKODA will be investing a total of four billion euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services.
The striking lines of the VISION iV concept study hint at the modern and self-assured appearance of the future family of electric ŠKODAs, whilst its minimalist design points to how easy electric cars are to use in everyday life. The ŠKODA VISION iV is 4,665 mm long, 1,926 mm wide and has a height of 1,613 mm; its wheelbase measures 2,765 mm. The body features a great combination of an athletic side view, bold wings and a coupé-like roofline. The concept study’s doors are designed without any handles – they open automatically with just a touch. Cameras are used instead of classic wing mirrors.
Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design, said, “The minimalist design, as seen in the use of cameras instead of wing mirrors or the lack of door handles for example, symbolises how easy our electric cars will be to use. Illuminated design features and new light technology add exciting visual touches.”
The reinterpretation of ŠKODA’s typically wide, covered grille, boasting delicate vertical slats and illuminated crystalline structures is the defining feature of the VISION iV’s front. The tapered headlights come with innovative Matrix LED technology and are connected to each other by a horizontal light strip in the upper part of the grill. The ŠKODA lettering on the tailgate – whose individual letters illuminate in red – provides another eye-catching detail.
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