[UPDATE] Skoda confirms it’s an electric crossover-coupe based on the MEB platform, riding on 22-inch wheels.
With the Volkswagen Group announcing an armada of electric vehicles, it makes sense that Skoda will also play an important role in VAG’s zero-emissions ambitions. The Czech marque has already announced plans for a purely electric Citigo, which will follow the company’s very first electrified model – the Superb plug-in hybrid due most likely next month in Geneva. By 2025, Skoda will have a total of 10 electrified models in its lineup, including six pure EVs.
To signal the brand’s eco-friendly agenda, Skoda will display the new Vision iV concept next month at the same Swiss show. The two teaser images are showing a crossover-coupe mashup riding on oversized wheels like you’d come to expect from a concept. Conventional mirrors have been replaced by side cameras, and there’s no sign of regular door handles. The absence of a B-pillar could be a sign of suicide doors.
The Vision iV embodies Skoda’s latest design language with a focus on sharp lines and edges, while still carrying the corporate front grille despite the concept’s lack of a combustion engine. Overall, it looks like an evolution of the Vision E introduced in 2017, and might be closer to production than the original concept. Obviously, it’s not quite there yet.
With Skoda revealing plans for a production-ready Vision E due in 2020 as the brand’s first MEB-based vehicle, we won’t be too surprised if the Vision iV is going to be a follow-up to the 2017 concept. Technical specs are not available at the moment of writing, but the Vision E had dual electric motors with a combined 306-horsepower output, 311 miles (500 kilometers) of range, and a top speed of 112 mph (180 kph).