Škoda going wiht plug-in hybrid concept
Škoda will present an all-new concept of sporty compact car – the Skoda Vision RS Concept.
It’s a plug-in hybrid with up to 70 km (43.5 miles) of all-electric range. The “RS” refers to “Rallye Sport” used for rally prototypes since 1974 and on for exceptionally powerful versions of cars since 2000.
“The ŠKODA VISION RS heralds the future of the Czech brand’s compact cars. As they modelled this car, the team of designers drew some of their inspiration from ŠKODA’s fêted past and 117-year tradition of motorsport. Take a look at how the shapes of the VISION RS concept were born.
The crisply cut outlines and low headlights underscore the dynamic look of the vehicle’s fascia. The rear section is dominated by a diffuser and an aerodynamically optimised roof spoiler. In the development of the car, the designers paid particular attention to its aerodynamics.”
According to Autocar, the Czech manufacturer (part of Volkswagen Group) is planning to launch a plug-in hybrid Rapidhatchback, and the concept is the first try. A conventional version is scheduled for 2019.
Skoda Vision RS Concept spec:
- up to 70 km (43.5 miles) of all-electric range
- 13 kWh battery
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.1 seconds
- 210 km/h (130 mph) top speed
- system output: 242bhp – 148bhp from 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and 101bhp from electric motor
- charging: in 2.5 hour
- 4.3 m long, 1.8 m wide and 1.4 m high. It has a 2.6 m wheelbase
- boot space of 430 litres
Source: Autocar, Insideevs