The Vision X SUV has made its debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show. The car is built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and will be positioned beneath the India-bound Karoq and the Kodiaq. The CNG hybrid system uses a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that runs on CNG and drives the front axle with 127hp and 249Nm, and this is assisted by two electric motors.
The system offers front-wheel drive as standard and it can switch to four-wheel drive, when needed. It can cover around 2km in electric-only rear-wheel drive as well. The car can hit 100kph in 9.3sec, with a top speed of 200kph with a claimed CO2 output of 89g/km.
The car also comes with a reserve petrol tank, but that’s more to be able to start the car in very cold weather. The concept promises a range of 644km.
Martin Hrdlicka, Skoda’s head of powertrains, said, “Four-wheel-drive machines make up 10 percent of Skoda Sales. There’s no 4WD in the entry-level A segment, so this can help us offer a car of that size with four-wheel drive."