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Skoda Vision iV electric coupe SUV revealed

Skoda has previewed a new electric coupe SUV with the Vision iV concept car that's been revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

Skoda has revealed the Vision iV concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, which previews a new coupe SUV with an electric drivetrain that could make production in the next decade. 

Sitting on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric car platform and powered by two electric motors producing a combined 225kW of power, the Vision iV previews Skoda’s latest styling language, which is even more angular and sharp than before.

Looking somewhat like the Lamborghini Urus in its dashing ‘Ultra Yellow’ colour, the Vision iV features large Matrix LED headlights with a central light bar piercing the grille. The grille itself is much larger than other Skoda models, and covers a lot of the front. The rear of the iV sees Skoda’s continued use of C-shaped tailights, while the silhouette strongly resembles the Tesla Model X and BMW X6.

The Vision iV features cameras instead of side mirrors. The Vision iV features cameras instead of side mirrors.

The flashiness of the design is everywhere, from touch-operated door panels that can be operated using a smartphone, to side mirrors that have been replaced by a camera to project side images to the cabin and even the cabin materials and design. Despite the design, Skoda says that the Vision iV hasn’t lost the practicality that the brand is known for, and offers many clever design touches and a 550-litre boot capacity.

According to Skoda, the iV concept’s 83kWh lithium-ion battery will cover up to around 500km before being recharged, and can be topped up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes using higher-output charging stations. Using an all-wheel drive system and a 225kW electric motor, the Vision iV is capable of a 5.9 second 0-100km/h sprint.

Skoda has fitted the Vision iV with level 3 autonomous driving technology, which allows the car to drive itself on highways. It also assesses the driver’s concentration levels and even heart rate to keep them alert.  

The Vision iV uses a new take on the brand's C-shaped tailights. The Vision iV uses a new take on the brand's C-shaped tailights.

Aside from it predicting the brand’s electric drivetrain future, the brand is yet to comment about whether the Vision iV concept car itself will reach production. If it does, expect it after 2022.

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