Skoda has revealed its Vision 7S, a concept that is said to herald a new design language for the firm.
This Skoda Vision 7S makes its debut as part of Skoda’s largest corporate identity change in 30 years. It will see the firm also adopt a new logo, and embark on new sustainability goals.
A WHOLE NEW EXTERIOR
Fittingly, the Vision 7S looks nothing like what we have become accustomed to from Skoda.
At the front, the all-electric seven-seater sports what Skoda calls a ‘Tech-Deck Face”.
This combines a reinterpreted Skoda front grille with a T light cluster for a strong and robust appearance. Ribs on the bottom section are used to hide the vehicle’s various sensors.
Further aft, the Skoda Vision 7S also sports a solid underbody and aerodynamic roof lines in the pursuit of greater efficiency.
T-shaped tail-lights at the rear meanwhile, reflect the design of the lights at the front, and lower still, there are nine air outlets, once again reflecting the design at the front.
The centre most of these slats are finished in orange and serve as a switch from which tow hooks can be retrieved. These slats also supposedly allow the vehicle’s high-voltage current to be cut-off from the outside, if required.
The Skoda Vision 7S also sports a matt Explorer Green metallic paint finish, making it the first Skoda with a matt body colour.
AND A NEW INTERIOR
Step into the Skoda Vision 7S, and you’ll find the familiar spaciousness that has defined Skoda’s lineup still present.
However, a new 14.6-inch vertically-oriented display now sits in the centre, chosen so as to offer users greater accessibility and to allow for information stacking.
The centre console has also been completely redesigned, now housing six buttons and three rotary dials to offer access to all vehicle controls.
The cabin of the Skoda Vision 7S is also able to transform into an alternative mode for optimal use of cabin space when stopped or charging.
Setting the car into this mode will slide the steering wheel and instrument cluster away, while all seats will also recline for greater comfort.
That 14.6-inch screen, meanwhile, rotates into a horizontal orientation, and can now be utilised to play user-installed apps, or display films in this mode.
You’ll also have noticed the placement of an additional child seat at the second row.
Facing opposite the direction of travel, this seat places the child in the safest location within the cabin, and also allows second row passengers to face the child.
A NEW CAR TO LOOK FORWARD TO
Already excited? There’s more good news. Skoda states that this Vision 7S is not some far-out concept, but an early preview of a planned new model.
And there’s more reason to believe we will see this come to production as well: This concept is already based upon Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform.
Equipped with an 89kWh battery, Skoda says that this concept will deliver a range in excess of 600km on the WLTP cycle.
Looking for a roomy Skoda? Why not catch our review of the Octavia Combi RS?