Škoda revealed details about the upcoming VisionS plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new study will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.  


With plug-in hybrid powertrain developing 165 kW (225 hp), the show car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of almost 200 km/h. With the promise of solid performance, the vehicle requires only 1.9 litres of petrol to travel 100 km, emitting up to 45 grams CO2 per kilometer. The ŠKODA VisionS is capable of all-electric driving for up to 50 kilometers, while making up to 1000 kilometers using both available systems.

The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 TSI with 115 kW (156 hp) and 250 Nm of torque, working alongside an electric motor that provides 40 kW of 40 kW continuous power and 220 Nm peak torque. It is integrated into the six-speed DSG, which directs the power to the front wheels.

The car comes equipped with a second electric motor (with up to 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque) that drives the rear axle. This works independently of the front axle drive, creating some sort of a ''smart four-wheel drive'', which requires no mechanical coupling.

To achieve maximum efficiency, drivers of the ŠKODA VisionS are given the opportunity to choose between several drive modes – from purely electric drive to charge modes, during which the lithium-ion battery (positioned in front of the rear axle) with a 12.4kWh capacity is being charged.

As a result of rapidly growing amount of information and the passengers' desire to communicate, ŠKODA also introduced automotive digital networking (mobile services), providing large displays for optimum vehicle and infotainment services for all passengers. 

Feb. 19, 2016 Driving photo: Škoda

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