When Skoda unveiled the Vision iV Concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it was noted by some that it looked like a Lamborghini Urus on a smaller scale. That was probably seen by the brand as positive feedback, as have admitted that the study is 85-90 percent representative to the production version.
Expected to come out in 2021, probably as a coupe SUV first, followed by the regular version not long after, the production model will naturally be toned down compared to the show car.
The front and rear end designs should change the most, both for cost and legislation purposes, door handles will be added, and since it needs to stay on the affordable side, it will in all likelihood ditch the side cameras for conventional mirrors as well.
The SUV previewed by the Vision iV will be based, like the concept, on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, which is dedicated for electric vehicles. It will be the company’s first product built on this architecture, and if it stays true to the study, then it will one electric motor at each axle with a combine output of around 300 horsepower and an 83 kWh battery that provides a claimed range of 500 km (311 miles) in the WLTP cycle, although it’s unclear whether other configurations will be available.
Now, until Skoda decides to launch it, they have allowed AutoExpress to take the show car out for a very short spin. The journalist had to stay in the parking lot the entire time, but it’s, nonetheless, a good way to get a first taste about what the future holds for the Czech automaker.