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Skoda Vision iV 2019 teased

The Czech brand's first production battery-electric vehicle is in two years, with the Vision iV previewing its design language.
Robbie Wallis
Contributing Journalist
GoAutoMedia

14 Feb 2019 • 2 min read

Skoda has showed off its upcoming Vision iV, a battery-electric coupe-style SUV concept that previews the design direction of its future production BEVs, by releasing three design sketches.

With the Czech brand's first production BEV due around 2021, the Vision iV shows that several styling cues will differentiate it from its internal-combustion counterparts.

The Vision iV features an LED lighting blade that connects the base of each headlight cluster through the grille, which Skoda says will be a signature element for all of its future BEVs.

The Vision iV shows that several styling cues will differentiate it from its internal-combustion counterparts. The Vision iV shows that several styling cues will differentiate it from its internal-combustion counterparts.

Triangular LED headlights, large lower air intakes, five-spoke 22-inch wheels and an aggressive rear diffuser also feature alongside sideview cameras that sit in place of traditional wing mirrors.

The show car mirrors its front lighting signature at the rear with a similarly thin LED blade that covers the width of the bumper before angling towards the slim LED tail-lights.

The 'Skoda' badge on the tailgate also lights up in red to match the rear lighting signature.

Until now, the coupe-style SUV in Skoda's model line-up was the Kodiaq GT that is exclusive to the Chinese market.

Volkswagen Group's Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) battery-electric platform underpins the Vision iV, although its powertrain details are yet to be confirmed.

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