The Skoda Vision 7S previews the company's trajectory in the electric arena.
Skoda has dropped the wraps on the Vision 7S, its latest all-electric, 7-seater SUV concept. Now, this is an important product for the company for a multitude of reasons like carrying the new logo and a modern design language. The company has confirmed that the car will enter production by 2026.
The Vision 7S gives us a glimpse of the company’s future design language. It comes with strong vertical elements, curved surfaces, and simple cuts and creases. Evidently, this is a major leap from the brand’s current design language.
Another aspect to be noted is the absence of a conventional grille. Skoda says that this is done to make the car future-proof and ready for complete electrification. Apart from the grille, the car also gets a pair of new T-shaped headlights and taillights.
In terms of interiors, the company showcased the layout ahead of the reveal. It gets two seating layouts - Drive and Relax. The Drive mode is reserved for when the car is on the move while the Relax mode is for the car when its standing where all the seats recline and the central screen rotates to a horizontal position.
In addition to that, Skoda says that the car’s cabin has several clever touches like the large-scale use of haptic controls, a child seat integrated into the second-row centre console, dual digital displays, magnetic smartphone holder on the back of the front seats. It is also likely that the umbrella slot in the front doors will make it to the production version.
In terms of powertrain, the car gets an 89kWh battery pack with up to 200kWh charging capacity which should make it capable of fast charging time of just under an hour. The car is based on VW’s MEB platform and is likely to share its electric roots with products from the house of Volkswagen and Audi. The car is expected to return a range of around 600km. The car will get FWD as standard with an option of AWD.