ŠKODA VISION iV ConceptMarch 5, 2019
The ŠKODA VISION iV Concept, on display at the Geneva Motor Show, is an all-electric crossover coupé with a power output of 225 kW (306 PS) and all-wheel drive.
ŠKODA says that the VISION iV four-door crossover coupé “offers a concrete preview of ŠKODA’s first production car to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform.”
The zero-emission ŠKODA VISION iV is powered by two electric motors – one on the front axle and one on the rear axle – giving the VISION iV all-wheel drive.
The car has a maximum range of 310 miles in the WLTP cycle and the battery can be charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes.
Thanks to maximum torque being immediately available at all times, the VISION iV can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 112 mph.
The VISION iV has door handles that pop out, opposed-opening rear doors that open electrically, and cameras that replace door mirrors.
Through the use of laser scanners, radar sensors and cameras, the concept car can drive autonomously and park by itself.
The ŠKODA VISION iV can be driven autonomously at level 3. This means it can completely take over steering on motorways, for example. Here, the systems control overtaking and evasive manoeuvres, accelerate and apply the brakes. In dangerous situations, the driver is prompted to take over the steering wheel again within a defined time frame. From level 3, vehicles also communicate automatically with other vehicles, allowing them to inform one another of potential dangers. In addition, the ŠKODA VISION iV can also communicate with infrastructure.
Smartphones can now also be used as a digital key for unlocking as well as starting up the VISION iV, and there’s a permanent 5G connection.
The VISION iV can also keep track of the driver’s heart rate – alerting the driver if it is at a dangerous level or, if necessary, bringing the vehicle to a stop.