Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Skoda VisionS concept image

The Swiss event is currently underway and the Czech manufacturer Skoda – a fully owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group – has taken the wraps off their latest concept, dubbed the VisionS.

While the Spanish sister brand Seat has unveiled the production version of its first ever sport utility vehicle – Ateca – the Czech marquee is looking to decline a new identity to its crossover models. As such we have a preview in the form of the VisionS concept. The upcoming crossover might take some of the elements – such as the stylish front end with massive grille and sweptback LED headlights. The prototype is also adorned with sharp character lines, gloss black accents, and a slightly sloping roof. The production version won’t feature the flush-mounted door handles but could sport the dual exhaust system, and the tailgate-mounted spoiler. The VisionS features a six person interior layout and the model also packs a lot of technology: digital instrument cluster, a front-passenger infotainment system, and a digital center stack with touchscreen controls.

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We also noticed the smartphones integrated into the armrests, the premium leather upholstery, metallic trim, and a rear-seat entertainment system. Under the hood the powertrain is eco-friendly: there’s a 225 horsepower plug-in hybrid setup that combines a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine, two electric motors, and a 12.4 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack. This is good for a zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 7.4 seconds and a maximum speed of up to 124 mph. The fuel economy stands at an impressive 123.7 miles per gallon and the VisionS can also do 31 miles on electricity alone.