The Vision S Concept from Skoda has been officially unveiled before its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show on March 1st. Skoda claims that the concept, badged as the Vision S Concept, can cover a total range of 1,000 km under the hybrid power-train.
Visually, the SUV gets LED DRLs up front which is expected to be accompanied by a projector setup. The grille gets a toothy design while the trademark Skoda logo can be seen on the F1 inspired power bulge on the hood. The fog lamps are placed directly below the headlamp and below that is a single slat chrome grille with honeycomb inserts. At the rear, the tail lamps are LED powered while the number-plate recess and its surroundings seem to be inspired from the conventional Skoda design. The reflectors run from one end of the posterior to the other while the exhaust pipes are concealed in the diffuser.
Powering the Kodiak will be a 1.4 litre TSI engine petrol engine that produces a peak power output of 156 hp while the maximum torque stands at 250 Nm. This engine is paired to an electric motor that produces a power output of 225 hp while the peak torque stands at 220 Nm. This engine takes the SUV from 0-100 in 7.4 seconds. Transmission duties are performed by a six speed DSG gearbox. Apart from this is a second electric motor with up to 114 hp and 270 Nm of torque that drives the rear axle.
Dimension wise, the Kodiak measures 4700 mm in length, 1910 mm in width and 1680 mm in height while the wheelbase stands at 2790 mm. Based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, the Kodiak will be Skoda’s first vehicle to come with 6 seats laid out across 3 rows.
According to Skoda, they will be providing large displays for vehicle and infotainment services for every passenger who can then connect to the network in many ways from each seat in the SUV. Apart from the Vision S Concept, the Czech automobile manufacturer will also display the Octavia RS 4×4 that will mark its debut this year apart from Superb Sport Line, Octavia Combi RS, Fabia Monte Carlo, Octavia Scout, Fabia Combi ScoutLine, Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine and the Superb Combi L&K at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.