Skoda has unveiled a brand-new electric vehicle concept named VISION 7S. The 7-seat electric family car will go on sale in the next years. The VISION 7S also introduces the company’s new visual identity, including the new logo that is shown on the hood. Let’s have a look at this upcoming SUV
The VISION 7S concept’s front end has what Skoda refers to as a “Tech-Deck Face,” which incorporates a radiator grille that is flatter, wider, but overall smaller, and whose ribs have been replaced by black glass that hides the car’s sensors. The revised front-end, according to Skoda, has an improved aerodynamic form.
The vehicle has brand-new T-shaped LED headlights and taillights. A continuous ambient light strip that spans the front of the car serves as a complement to the headlights. The front and back of the vehicle bear the illuminated Skoda lettering, which is a component of the updated company emblem. The VISION 7S is the first to have its paint finished in a matte finish, and it comes in Explorer Green metallic matte colour.
The VISION 7S’s interior features a 14.6-inch touchscreen, the largest Skoda vehicle ever to feature one, an 8.8-inch display, and a newly revised two-spoke steering wheel with flattened top and bottom spokes. A head-up display for augmented reality is also available. A touchpad is built into the lower spoke of the steering wheel and may be used to operate several features while the car is still moving.
The infotainment screen is often held in portrait orientation. When you go from Drive mode to Relax mode, the display is rotated to landscape and the screen and dashboard move further away from the passengers, making it easier to watch movies and TV shows, for example. The driver’s and passenger’s chairs can swivel inward and recline to provide back seat occupants with a decent view of the screen. As soon as the Relax mode is engaged, the seats in the second row also recline.
The entire car’s interior, according to Skoda, is finished with strong, long-lasting materials. The upper portion of the dashboard is covered in dark imitation leather, while the floor and boot are entirely composed of recycled-tyre veneer. In addition, lighter artificial leather that matches the outer body colour is used to trim the lower portions.
The VISION 7S by Skoda has an 89 kWh battery, which provides the vehicle a WLTP cycle range of more than 600 kilometres per charge. The maximum supported charging power for the concept automobile is little about 200 kW.
Skoda’s future plan
By 2026, Skoda intends to introduce a total of three electric cars, including a small sedan, a compact SUV, and a production version of the VISION 7S. By 2030, Skoda claims it hopes to have a market share of more than 70% of all-electric vehicles in Europe. The business has additionally disclosed that it will release new-generation versions of the Superb and Kodiaq in the second half of 2019 and an upgraded Octavia in 2024.