Skoda Vision IV EV Concept Is Yet Another Coupe SUV With An Ungainly Rear (Live Pics)

On the eve before the 2019 Geneva Motor Show opens its doors for the Press, Skoda has unveiled the Vision IV Concept.

It’s a crossover-coupe and the brand’s first vehicle built on the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform. According to Skoda, the Vision IV uses two electric motors, one on each axle, powered by a flat-pack lithium-ion battery installed in the underbody to save space. In the WLTP cycle, it has a driving range of up to 500 km (311 miles), though we have no info on its performance yet.

The front end is dominated by a light strip that connects the slim headlights. It also has a large closed grille with vertical slats, muscular hood and aggressively-styled bumper. The arched roofline, aerodynamic lip spoiler, C-shaped LED taillights with ‘SKODA’ lettering backlit in red between them and imposing diffuser with another light strip contribute to its futuristic look.

Riding on 22-inch wheels that have been aerodynamically optimized, the concept stays true to one of the latest automotive trends: the lack of traditional side mirrors. It also features frameless doors and has no visible door handles.

The most striking feature inside is the two-layer dashboard, but Skoda went over their heads to come up with other different features, such as the two-spoke steering wheel that displays the brand’s name in the middle rather than their logo, the free-standing infotainment system and digital instrument cluster.

The large central console can accommodate up to two smartphones which, in turn, can be connected with the large central display and charged wirelessly, and they can also be used as digital keys. Additional storage space has been freed up by the lack of a central tunnel.

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Another day, another suv.
    They should just rename the category, plethora.

  • Dude

    It looks very familiar on the outside. Especially the rear.

  • Dennis Scipio

    It looks a lot like a Sedan/Liftback, which isn’t a bad thing.

    • Rick Alexander

      I gotta admit, I kinda like it. The front is a bit ostentatious, and Skoda should’ve went with a less shouty color IMO (I realize its a show car). However, I like the fact that this is probably the most aggressively styled Skoda I’ve ever seen. I’m not mad at Skoda for doing something different.

  • Ariza Ariza Mclaren 720S

    Based on the aesthetic silhouette of the Bmw X4 / X6, the same Skoda designer working on BMW

    • annon

      indeed, why the f*** would you even go with such a concept after all the negativism of the X6 design

  • Paulbe

    There really isn’t a boundary between definitions of car and SUV anymore.

  • Alx

    Eek… when Skoda does Urus…. and another lobster claw tail light… make it STOP!!

  • klowik

    The strip of LED across the front looks awkward. Otherwise it is very Lambo Uru-ish..

  • salamOOn

    production version will be ugly boring 10-15 percent of this.

  • no25

    literally no one:
    Skoda: YES, while others do the continuous taillight, we shall do the continuous headlight!

    • JudikJ7

      hopefully it won’t make it to production or in some countries it will be disabled for legal reasons

  • Mike Gonzalez

    people still looking for them… I mean the proportions of this monstrosity

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