The Vision RS features a plug-in hybrid powertrain with an output of 245 PS (242 hp), which Skoda says ensures both driving dynamics and efficiency. Backing that statement are the claimed CO2 emissions of just 33 g/km and all-electric driving range of 70 kilometers (43 miles), according to NEDC.
Most likely, that means the company targets emissions of under 50 g/km for the production model in order for it to be classified as an ultra-low-emission vehicle.
The Vision RS mates a 150PS (148hp) 1.5-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 102PS (101hp) electric motor and a 13kWh battery pack. The performance figures are 7.1 seconds for the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint and a top speed of 209 km/h (130 mph), while the lithium-ion battery can be charged by cable in 2.5 hours.
The automaker says the Vision RS combines an “emotive new design language” with a high degree of sustainability as it uses recycled carbon fiber and vegan materials for the interior. The cabin also features illuminated and animated cut crystal glass.
The Vision RS serves a double role, as it previews both the styling language of future Skoda RS models and a future compact vehicle which may or may not be called Rapid. Said model will most likely arrive next year, followed later on by the RS performance version.