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Cars First drive: 2020 Skoda Vision iV prototype

14:11  24 november  2019
14:11  24 november  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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The driving position is raised but not as high as that of the Skoda Kodiaq. It’s a reminder of how comfortable this half-way position is and how easy it Riding inside the Vision iV feels seriously fresh and different. Will people switch from, say, the Kodiaq (which is doing very well) for a less rugged but

And it’s this sense of plush refinement that defines the Skoda ’s dynamics. The suspension works more discreetly now, even on these cars with their less sophisticated torsion beam rear (more powerful versions and the 4x4s will get a multi-link First drive : 2020 Skoda Vision iV prototype .

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Skoda ’s pure-electric future has been overshadowed by the fanfare around VW’s imminent ID. range of EVs. But, as we potter tentatively around a sunny Czech car park in the striking Vision iV concept, it seems like the understated, ‘sensible’ brand is inching closer to its German counterpart when it comes

Not that VW has much choice in the matter. After the battering from dieselgate (which is still ongoing four years later) it, like all car makers selling into the European market, has to dramatically reduce the average Co2 output of its fleet of cars. What was a tricky task was made massively more difficult the destruction of the credibility of diesel as a fuel.

VW has the advantage of holding a number of automotive brands, which should allow it to shift more electric vehicles than rivals, even if that means differentiating between, say, a VW and Skoda electric is more important than it’s ever been.

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With that in mind, perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised by my first view of Skoda’s first production model, the Vision iV, in the flesh - albeit in concept form. Despite being based on the same MEB electric ‘skateboard’ as the recently-unveiled VW ID3, the Vision is a significantly different vehicle.

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The Škoda Vision iV is an all-electric SUV coupé under development by Škoda Auto. It is the second development stage of the Škoda Vision E and the last step prior to series production that is planned to be started from the second half of 2020 .

The VISION iV concept car boasts all-wheel drive and two electric motors outputting 225 kW While VISION iV is a concept, ŠKODA says the car “offers a concrete preview of ŠKODA ’s first That car is also said to be close to a final product, with a production version coming to market as soon as 2020 .

a yellow car parked on the side of a building © Provided by Haymarket Media Group

It’s especially odd to view something so self-consciously futuristic at night in front of a elaborately decorated Victorian entrance to a natural hot water spa. But the location in this noted Czech town is a perfect foil for the Vision iV, which Skoda described as being '90% +’ the final production car.

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Skoda might not welcome the comparison, but this car has the look of Tesla’s Model X. It’s rather taller than its ID3 stablemate, and is distinguished by a deep and substantial nose and hooped roofline. Skoda describes it as a ‘four door crossover coupe’ and it might be that the aerodynamic demands of EVs mean this is as tall as an electrically-powered SUV can be. Company insiders say that exterior features such as the continuous light bar running across the nose should make it into production when the car goes on sale late next year.

The driving position is raised, but not as high as, say, a Kodiaq. It’s a reminder of how comfortable this half-way position is and how easy it is to slide in and out of the cabin.

a car parked on a city street © Provided by Haymarket Media Group

There’s not too much that can be deduced from our short, low-speed steering through this elegant town, aside from the reminder that electric vehicles are a short-circuit to luxury travel. The silence, smoothness and seamless shove are, arguably, the biggest argument for electric vehicles, rather than dry calculations about mine-to-wheel Co2. And this concept is proposed as all-wheel drive with a 0-62mph time of under 6 seconds, which is a ballpark figure tipped for production.

It’s to be hoped that Skoda has really pushed the boat out - as it has in this concept - with the interior design and the possibilities opened up by ambient lighting design. Riding inside the Vision iV feels seriously fresh and different. Will people switch from, say, the Skoda Kodiaq (which is doing very well) for a less rugged, but more refined and luxurious crossover alternative?

A big dose of bravery for the production Vision might give it a fighting chance.

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