During the Geneva Motor Show in Spring 2016, ŠKODA unveiled a brand new concept SUV. It's currently known as the VisionS, and could eventually be renamed Kodiak. If it becomes a reality, the model will enter the ŠKODA range as one of the largest ever.
The VisionS is even bigger than the confident Yeti, and that increase in size is clear from the outside. It is 4.7 metres long, with a substantially-sized front grille and a clamshell bonnet. Slimmed-down headlights and a 'tornado line' along each side create something of an optical illusion, making the concept's face feel wider.
Unusually for a large people carrier, the soon-to-be Kodiak has six seats instead of seven. There are strong rumours that seven seats will be offered in the production car. This change has enabled ŠKODA's design team to completely rethink the cabin space in the prototype. Three rows of paired seats are visible in the concept.
Another development for the model is the hybrid power system. The petrol-electric combination is unique to the VisionS and debuts alongside the model concept. Using a 1.4-litre petrol engine and two electric motors, the SUV is expected to cover 0-60mph within eight seconds. That stunning figure for such a large vehicle is joined by an impressive potential economy level of 148mpg combined.
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