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Manufacturing-spec Skoda SUV primarily based on the Skoda Imaginative and prescient 7S idea will probably be out by 2026.

Skoda has unveiled the Imaginative and prescient 7S, its all-electric, 7-seater SUV idea. The idea previews many firsts for Skoda, together with its new brand and the Trendy Strong design language, with a 7 seat SUV primarily based on this idea making it to manufacturing by 2026.

  • Imaginative and prescient 7S exhibits Skoda’s Trendy Strong design language
  • Will get versatile inside structure and tech
  • Skoda Enyaq iV EV to launch in India subsequent yr

Skoda Imaginative and prescient 7S: Trendy Strong design language previewed

Klaus Zellmer, who was just lately appointed as CEO of Skoda, described the Imaginative and prescient 7S idea as an “completely new” proposition for the Czech carmaker, because it showcases a radical new design language known as ‘Trendy Strong’. The design language options sturdy vertical components, curved surfaces and minimal cuts and creases. It is a departure from Skoda’s present designs, which have a myriad of folds and cuts, and make the automobiles troublesome and costly to supply.

One other factor that is new is the face of recent Skoda automobiles – the brand new nostril is devoid of a conventional grille or body. The dearth of a proper grille within the design language has been performed to make it prepared for the electrified or electrical age, the place a big opening within the bonnet – the place an engine would have sat – just isn’t strictly required.

Oliver Stefani, Skoda’s head of design, confirms this: “The ribs and body of the grille have been performed away with to make the design language prepared for the electrical age.” Together with the brand new ‘grille’, upcoming Skodas can even get curiously detailed T-shaped headlights and tail-lights. You possibly can virtually think about the brand new nostril on the next-gen Octavia, Very good and even Slavia, and, in reality, they’d work extraordinarily effectively and lend these automobiles a contemporary air.

Skoda Imaginative and prescient 7S previews massive central touchscreen that can be utilized in two orientations

Skoda Imaginative and prescient 7S: contemporary inside look with intelligent structure

Skoda additionally previewed a brand new search for the cabin, the place the brand new steering wheel and central boss design is oval in form, the interiors are clear and devoid of buttons, and the Imaginative and prescient 7S additionally previews a big central touchscreen that may both be utilized in portrait or panorama place. Essentially the most fascinating bit, nonetheless, is the place of the central rear-facing youngster seat – positioned in what historically kinds a clean house. Skoda would say it’s merely intelligent.

Skoda Imaginative and prescient 7S idea: vary, battery and platform

The Imaginative and prescient 7S idea has a claimed WLTP vary of over 600km, courtesy of an 89kWh battery that may be charged at speeds of as much as 200kW. The manufacturing model of this idea will probably be among the many closing fashions from the Volkswagen Group to make use of the modular MEB platform, which will probably be phased out from 2025, earlier than the swap to the Scalable Techniques Platform (SSP) structure. The brand new 7-seater EV SUV will successfully function the electrical different to the Skoda Kodiaq, and as per our sources, it could sit greater within the mannequin line-up.

Skoda India’s EV plans

Skoda just lately imported a couple of items of the Enyaq iV SUV in India for testing, and the corporate goals to launch it in India someday subsequent yr as a completely imported unit.

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