Skoda's first full EV will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show, and is based on the VW Group's MEB platform

Skoda has followed up exterior sketches of its Geneva motor show concept, the electric Vision iV, with a sketch of the interior.

The coupe-SUV's cabin shows a design that has moved on from current Skoda interiors, with a multi-level dashboard, large free-standing central screen, and minimalist look. 

The absence of a transmission tunnel in the EV allows "plenty of storage space", according to the firm, alongside a compartment allowing two mobile phones to be wirelessly charged.

Said to provide "a specific outlook of the brand's electric future", the Vision iV is a more production-previewing concept than the 2017 Vision E. However, official sketches show the "four-door crossover coupé" concept's design will be very similar to the older concept's.

Although in profile the two concepts look nearly identical, the Vision iV appears to feature a traditional slatted grille design rather than the blanked-off item on the Vision E.

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A darkened image shows it will also have a full-width LED daytime running light underneath the main headlights, while the Skoda name at the rear is backlit in red. 

Last year, the company revealed the production version of the Vision iV will be sold with both standard SUV and coupé variants, akin to the Kodiaq and China-only Kodiaq GT.

First deliveries of the production model are due at the end of 2021, but it's not yet clear which variant will arrive first.

Both versions will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s electric-only MEB platform, which will be used across all of the company's brands.

Skoda sales and marketing boss Alain Favey has previously told Autocar that the Vision E “gives a very good idea of what the EV will look like”.

Inside, the car will feature the 'floating' screen seen in the Vision X concept shown earlier this year.

Both versions of the model will fit between the Karoq and Kodiaq in terms of size and have a battery that will be able to provide at least 300 miles of range.

Pricing will be comparable with that of a mid-to-upper-range Kodiaq, so we can expect an entry-level price of around £28,000.

Ahead of these models arriving, Skoda will launch the electric Citigo-e, a sibling of the Volkswagen e-Up and future Seat eMii. The car is largely intended for Skoda and its network to gain experience in electric cars, to make sure dealers and repairers are ready. “The real first step [into electric cars] will be with the [stand-alone SUV]," Favey has said.

Also due to be unveiled in the coming months is a plug-in hybrid version of Skoda's Superb flagship, likely following close after the unveiling of the facelifted standard model. 

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10 October 2018

 Would be great if it got out the Factory as is.....?

Peter Cavellini.

10 October 2018

I know we only have the rear three quarter angle view from this pic, but I think it looks great. Build it like this, Skoda!

10 October 2018

it does look great but I reckon they will tone it down with cruddy stick out door handles and the lines won’t be that sharp

You are the weakest link......

10 October 2018

 Yes, hidden Door handles, no mirrors,probably self closing Doors too, these are fine, i don’t mind them, these will come to all Cars soon,inside, I think there is a danger of too much tech, your supposed to be in charge of driving the Car, your responsibility is safe passage for you and your passengers, this isn’t a Jet your in charge of, plus, even with full autonomy, would you not look out the Window....? Just in case..?

Peter Cavellini.

12 February 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Yes, hidden Door handles, no mirrors,probably self closing Doors too, these are fine, i don’t mind them, these will come to all Cars soon,inside, I think there is a danger of too much tech, your supposed to be in charge of driving the Car, your responsibility is safe passage for you and your passengers, this isn’t a Jet your in charge of, plus, even with full autonomy, would you not look out the Window....? Just in case..?

Have to agree with peter, too much tech will end up causing a lot of accidents soon.  reckon skoda may start putting in the 'standard tech' though on this.

most electric cars start to come out with the new ideas that their conventional models don't.


Just buy Aston Martin....

11 October 2018

For a second I got excited that something like the Tudor concept was going to make production.

Dissapointed at 2 samey SUVs. ho hum.

11 October 2018

With at least one if not two hands tied behind their back - Skoda are really trying to make things happen. Wifey recently bought the Octavia and having drivne it I am amazed, nothing like it as good at the price. And to think when I was ralling in the 80's the name Skoda was a bloody joke

what's life without imagination

12 February 2019

Its great but by the time we see one testing it will look nothing like what it is now

12 February 2019

Hmmmmm.... surely electric vehicles should be low, sleek and have amazing aerodynamics?

Not house bricks on wheels.

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