Skoda Vision X concept to debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, Skoda will unveil a new concept called Skoda Vision X. The concept will preview a third Skoda SUV.
The Skoda Vision X concept brings the company's design language for SUVs to the B-segment. The front fascia is characterised by the signature Butterfly radiator grille featuring double vertical struts flanked by twin headlamps consisting of slim and edgy DRLs on the top and angular main lights in the mid-section, a wide-mouth lower grille with silver garnish at the ends, silver skid plate and strong character lines on the hood.
From the sides, the Skoda Vision X concept is reminiscent of the Seat Arona, but it does not have a similarly rising belt line towards the rear. 20-inch alloy wheels and large fenders add to the masculinity of the SUV. At the rear, the SUV features twin rear light-like setup, silver skid plate and dual trapezoidal exhausts. Inside, a two-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, the notably large and nearly bezel-less central display for the infotainment system and a minimalistic design for the centre console give it a futuristic look. There are green accents on various elements to go with the FlexGreen exterior colour.
The Skoda Vision X concept’s production version will slot below the Skoda Karoq as a VW T-Cross and Seat Arona rival. It will ride on the MQB platform and likely sell with 95 PS/110 PS 1.0L TSI, 150 PS 1.5L TSI Evo and 110 PS 1.6L MPI petrol engines, 90 PS 1.0L TSI petrol-CNG engine and a 1.6L TDI diesel engine in 95 PS and 115 PS versions. Availability of an AWD system is unlikely in this model.
The Skoda Vision X concept-based B-SUV could arrive sometime next year.