Making it to production by 2026, Skoda has launched the Seven-seater, all-electric Vision 7S SUV concept, which previews many firsts, including its new logo and the Modern Solid design language.
The recently recruited CEO of Skoda, Klaus Zellmer, called the Vision 7S concept a "completely new" offering for the Czech automaker since it demonstrates a revolutionary new design language known as "Modern Solid." Strong vertical elements, curving surfaces, and few cuts and creases are all characteristics of the design language. This is a change from Skoda's present designs, which feature several folds and cuts that make the cars challenging to construct and expensive.
The new Skoda cars' faces are another element that is different; the new nose lacks a typical grille or framing. The lack of a formal grille in the design language was done to prepare it for the electrified or electric age, where it is not strictly necessary to have a huge opening in the bonnet, where an engine would have been located. Future Skodas will also have impressively detailed T-shaped headlights and taillights thanks to the redesigned "grille."
Skoda also showed off a fresh interior design, with an oval-shaped steering wheel and central boss, a button-free interior, and a sizable central touchscreen that can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation in the Vision 7S. The placement of the middle rear-facing child seat in what would typically be a blank space is the most intriguing aspect, though.
Thanks to an 89kWh battery that can be charged at up to 200kW, the Vision 7S concept has a stated WLTP range of more than 600km. Before the Volkswagen Group switches to the Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) architecture in 2025, the production version of this concept will be one of the last cars to utilise the modular MEB platform. The new 7-seater EV SUV will essentially replace the Skoda Kodiaq as an electric vehicle and will probably rank higher in the model lineup.
The Enyaq iV SUV was recently imported by Skoda for testing purposes, and the company intends to debut it in India sometime next year as a completely imported model.