Skoda will unveil a full-electric crossover coupe concept at the Geneva auto show that hints at the brand's first battery-powered model based on the parent Volkswagen Group's MEB electric platform.
The compact Skoda Vision iV concept updates the brand's Vision E crossover first shown in Shanghai in 2017 as it prepares to launch a production model in 2020.
Skoda released sketches of the concept ahead of its Geneva debut on March 5. It is styled to look as striking as possible with a flowing roofline, hidden door handles and cameras in place of traditional door mirrors. It also uses 22-inch wheels, much larger than Skoda uses on its production cars. The grille is an interpretation of Skoda’s traditional grille with the upright ribs, but with a line intersecting the top quarter.
Skoda has previously said its electric cars need to appeal to customers on more than just price alone because of the extra cost of the battery.
“We believe electric vehicles in future will necessarily be more expensive, so it’s a matter of getting the cars so attractive with a content that's so compelling that people will be ready to pay more,” Alain Favey, Skoda's head of sales and marketing, told journalists last year.