ŠKODA has presented it’s design concept for the new ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ at the Volkswagen Group Night on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show. The five-door coupé is pioneering the next stage in the development of ŠKODA design, demonstrating the opportunities for innovative body concepts at the same time.
“ŠKODA is on the move,” according to ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “The ‘VisionD’, just three years ago, was the starting point and design milestone for our model offensive. With ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ ŠKODA’s model and design development of recent years has entered a new stage. Greater priority is being placed on design, proving the emotional charisma and power of the ŠKODA brand.”
The five-door ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ five-door coupé has outstanding emission values thanks to the innovative CNG drive, light bodyweight and excellent aerodynamics. The technology under the bonnet is an up-to-the-minute and state-of-the-art bivalent (bi-fuel) 1.4 TSI/81 kW CNG and petrol turbo engine which will accelerate the vehicle up to a maximum speed of 214 km/h.
In CNG mode, the vehicle only consumes merely 3.4 kg or 5.1 m3 natural gas per 100 kilometres, corresponding to a CO2 output of just 91 g/km. This value emphasises the study’s closeness to reality and is significantly below the much-discussed limit decreed by the European Commission for 2020. ŠKODA says the ‘Vison-c’ shows that even attractive mid-range vehicles with conventional drive technologies can meet the stringent EU2020 CO2 emissions standard with today’s conventional drive technology.
For weight optimisation, ŠKODA has used carbon fibre for the gas tanks and extra-light hot-formed steel. Important bolt-on parts such as the wings, bonnet and doors are in aluminium.
(Source: Škoda Auto)