Skoda Vision X Concept Previews Next Year’s Compact Crossover

Skoda’s vehicle expansion plan will continue with a new crossover slotting under the Kodiaq and Karoq, with the brand previewing the car with the Vision X Concept.

Unveiled online before its media presentation at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, the new study is of “compact proportion”, and has a “crystalline exterior” design, in the firm’s own words.

What they’re trying to say is that it sports a very familiar styling, being inspired by the larger Karoq and Kodiaq, with a few nips and tucks to highlight its concept nature. Notice the green-ish paint with black roof, aluminum trim, black accents, and front end that makes it instantly recognizable as a Skoda.

Still, expect it to be significantly toned down for production, so you may want to forget those very slim LED headlights, shaved door handles, and other exterior accents.

A sister car to the VW T-Roc and Seat Arona, the Vision X is longer and wider than either of the two at 4,250mm long and 1,800mm wide, though it sports a lower roofline.  More importantly, it rides on a stretched wheelbase that at 2,645mm, is 55mm longer than the T-Roc and 80mm more than the Arona’s, as Skoda wants the Vision X to offer more space and practicality than its siblings, being aimed more towards families.

Inside, the show car has a futuristic and funky look, with lots of different accents running alongside the dashboard, pillars, doors, steering wheel, central console, and seats. It also gets a tablet-like infotainment system, a two-spoke steering wheel, and what seems to be a digital instrument cluster.

Described as “the first hybrid vehicle in Skoda’s history to have a CNG- (compressed natural gas) and petrol-powered engine, as well as an electric motor”, the new Skoda Vision X is reportedly emitting just 89 g/km of CO2 in concept form. It uses a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which can run on CNG or petrol, backed up by a rear electric motor. More importantly, the concept will benefit from all-wheel drive.

That’s all the automaker is willing to reveal so far, but don’t forget that it “provides a concrete view of the third member of the successful SUV family”, according to the brand’s boss, Bernhard Maier. Expect the production car to be revealed in the second half of 2019.

Post updated with new information and live images from Geneva

more photos...

Live image credits Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien

  • Six_Tymes

    this is really great, build it to look exactly like this and offer it at a decent price point.

  • OdysseyTag

    Keep the colour – gives it character, especially in the interior.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish they sold this here in the US.

All This Swedish Ferrari FF Wanted Was To Be An Italian Police Car

The FF certainly has enough room in the rear to hold any criminals, although it won’t because that’s simply a nicely executed wrap.

Does The Ford Ranger Raptor Work As A Family Car?

While it might not be as fast as the Raptor moniker suggests, it excels at arduous terrains – but can it be your daily driver?.

The New Honda Fit Might Not Make It Into The United States

Nothing is official, but so far Honda refers to the model only as the Jazz, plus sales of the current Fit in the US have declined by 17 percent this year.

Is Tesla Readying A “Track Mode Package” Upgrade For The Model 3 Performance?

According to info contained in a parts catalog list, the Performance version of Tesla’s entry-level sedan is set to get new tires and upgraded brake pads.

Ferrari’s First U.S. Tailor Made Center Opens In New York City

The new Tailor Made Center is housed in a redesigned showroom and features a private owners’ lounge as well as space for five cars on display.

VW Working On Two SUVs To Slot Below The Tiguan – Could They Be US-Spec Versions Of T-Roc And T-Cross?

These two should hit the U.S. market alongside the electric ID.4, but it’s unknown if they’re federalized versions of existing ones or distinct models.

DS3 Crossback Is Oh So Chic, But What’s It Like Under That Fancy Dress?

The DS3 Crossback is the French automaker’s answer to the likes of the Audi Q2, BMW X2 and Mini Countryman.

Tesla Gets Government Approval To Start Building Cars In China

Tesla wants to be building 1,000 Model 3s per week before the end of the year in its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai .

It Took Lamborghini Only Five Years To Deliver 14,000 Huracans

The Huracan, which has already received an update, is expected to remain in production for a few more years.

This Is What The Renault Zoe RS Electric Hot Hatch Could Look Like

The Zoe RS, whose viability is under consideration by Renault, could feature dual electric motors and deliver over 200 HP.