Skoda’s concept car has no door handles. But beyond this noticeable design, Vision X has plenty of other features to highlight. Sharp styling, elegant interior and state-of-the-art technology—qualities that made Skoda’s headline-making car stood out during its presentation at the Motor Show in Geneva.
The Vision X, set for a 2020 release, will become part of Skoda’s SUV range. As a compact crossover, Vision X will join the ranks of the Kodiaq, which yields an annual cost of $1.45 per litre of diesel, Schofields of Newmarket shares of the 2017 model.
What does the Vision X have in store for the car enthusiast?
Car enthusiasts say that one of the reasons for Skoda Vision X’s buzz at the motor show is its powertrain. The Vision X can run on petrol, compressed natural gas and in electric mode. The compact crossover features a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine rated at 130 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque.
The Vision X can deliver as much as 737 pound-feet of torque, an astonishing force for any car, according to the manufacturer. You can also expect to drive at a top speed of 124 mph; the Vision X goes from 0 to 60 mph in 9.3 seconds.
The Vision X’s FlexGreen paintwork and anthracite accessories make it really stand out, describes Dalibor Pantucek, the Vision X designer. The designer reinterpreted the Skoda design, placing the brand’s logo, made from crystal and backlit for accent, strategically over the grille.
Peter Olah, the interior design coordinator for Vision X, describes the inside of the car as a new architecture that features a redesigned dashboard. The designer still retains the democratic layout of the passenger compartment that is common for Skoda.
Another element from the Vision X involves a new concept of digitisation such as the integration of Smart Parking, HoppyGo, TwoGo and CareDriver to Skoda Connect’s online services.
Car experts tag Skoda Vision X as the future for its top-class styling and high-end technology. And if it’s an indication of future cars, your vehicle in the next few years or so may not need door handles.