The Skoda Vision RS will be presented at the Paris Motor Show next month
With the Skoda Vision RS, the Czech brand combines its sporting tradition with a sustainable future. At the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October, the striking concept study – with its dynamic design language and efficient plug-in hybrid drive – will provide the first insights into the next evolutionary stage of Skoda’s sporty RS models and the design of a future compact vehicle.
Skoda also demonstrates a high level of environmental awareness with the use of sustainably produced vegan materials.
The Skoda Vision RS plug-in hybrid drive combines the 1.5-litre TSI with an output of 110 kW (150 hp) and an electric motor providing 75 kW (102 hp).
They unite to deliver a system output of 180 kW (245 hp), which accelerates the concept study from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.1 seconds, making the intermediate sprint from 80-120 kmph in 8.9 seconds.
In total, the compact athlete emits only 33g of CO2 per kilometre. On battery power alone, the model can cover distances of up to 70 km, ensuring zero-emission local driving. The lithium-ion battery, with a capacity of 13 kWh, can be charged by cable in 2.5 hours at a charging station.
Alternatively, the Skoda Vision RS can be plugged into any household socket or charged while driving through energy recovery.
A carbon textile made from 100% recycled polyester thread is used for the upper part of the floating Alcantara covered seats which bear signature Czech flags on their side bolsters celebrating Czechoslovakia’s foundation 100 years ago.
Another example of sustainability are the floor mats which use Pinatex textile in a carbon weave; the high performance material extracts its fibres from the leaves of a pineapple tree.
The sports steering wheel with a distinctive centre marking – similar to those seen in motor racing – has a centre pad featuring the same distinctive grain consisting of tiny triangles seen in the rest of the interior, carrying Skoda’s DNA into the brand’s future models.