Two official design sketches of the Skoda Vision RS are here, preceding the car itself that is set to debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. The plug-in hybrid concept comes in white paint, and its look reminds us of the Fabia RS.
It is said to pack 242 HP and has CO2 emissions of 33g/km, as well as a range of 70 km in all-electric mode. If this concept enters production, that 70 km range would likely be more than enough for daily use.
Under the hatchback’s hood lies a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 101 HP, combined with an electric motor that gets its power from a 13-kWh battery pack. Acceleration takes 7.1 seconds to reach 62 mph, while top speed is 209 km/h.
Skoda said the Vision RS takes 2.5 hours to fully recharge, although time can vary depending on the charging station and system. Boasting a prepossessing exterior design, the concept more or less reflects the faces of the next-gen models. It also uses a lot of vegan and carbon fiber materials.
Crystal glass and light-emitting diodes add contents to the cabin, also four seats and diamond-stitch patterns. Among the models that will take inspiration from this concept is the Rapid Spaceback wagon set to arrive in 2019. In addition, we can also see the Rapid Spaceback RS coming in 2020, although we still don’t know anything about its powertrain.
Besides the Vision RS concept, Skoda will also reveal its all-new Kodiaq vRS at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The all-wheel-drive SUV offers Skoda’s Dynamic Chassis Control and only one engine option, that is a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel churning out 237 HP and 500 Nm of torque.