ŠKODA AUTO has introduced the VISION X, its concept for a future urban crossover. Take a look at the recording of the press conference.

5. 3. 2018 Concepts

The VISION X, featuring an advanced hybrid drive combining electricity and CNG for a ride that is both environmental and sporty, along with innovative online services and a practical little surprise in the luggage compartment, is the ŠKODA Geneva stand’s headliner.

This is no exercise in design, but a prototype of a real model. “Having successfully launched our SUV offensive with the KODIAQ and KAROQ, the next step is to enter a new sub-segment. In other words, the VISION X will be available as a production model as early as next year. And, as always with our concept cars, the exterior design follows the principle of ‘what you see is what you get’, whereas with the interior design and the drivetrain we are looking a little bit further into the future,” said Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA AUTO board chairman.

“The VISION X’s drive really is highly innovative,” explained Christian Strube, the ŠKODA AUTO board member responsible for technical development. “Environmental sustainability is a core value of the ŠKODA brand. The pioneering combination of a CNG internal combustion engine with electric drive can cut emissions by as much as 20%. And if the engine were to run on syngas or biogas, the VISION X’s carbon footprint would be zero.”

This clever drive mix of natural gas and recuperated electric power will enable the VISION X to achieve extremely low emissions of 89 CO2 g/km. “It’s a solution that is environmentally friendly, practical for everyday use, and, most importantly, affordable for customers,” said Bernhard Maier.

Alternative drives are a major near-future topic and ŠKODA AUTO attaches great importance to them. “We are launching our biggest investment programme ever. In the next five years, we will be channelling more than EUR 2 billion into the development of alternative drive technologies and new mobility services,” announced Bernhard Maier. The aim of these investments is to launch the brand’s first plug-in hybrid in 2019, when the eCITIGO – an affordable car ideal for city traffic – will also become available. This will be followed in 2020 by a true milestone for ŠKODA – the production version of the VISION E, an electric SUV boasting a range of more than 500 km.

ŠKODA AUTO’s exhibition area at the motor show looks forward to welcoming you in Hall 2 up to 18th March.

Geneva Motor Show opening times:
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Besides the VISION X, the company’s stand will also feature a whole raft of other appealing new developments worthy of your attention. Let’s take a quick look at them here:

redesigned with LED lights, enhanced safety and comfort features, and practical new Simply Clever solutions

the grandest version of this popular SUV, boasting stylish design and an extensive range of equipment

now fitted with a 2.0 TSI/180 kW (245 hp) engine as standard, will be showcasing the new Challenge Plus Package

• All direct fuel injection petrol engines will feature a particulate filter

• The Digital Instrument Panel
first seen in the KAROQ, will now also be available in the OCTAVIA, SUPERB and KODIAQ


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