During a special event in Paris, Skoda presented its new concept model – Vision RS.
The new concept model of the Czech manufacturer is a foreshadowing of the new generation of Skoda Rapid Spaceback, which will now become a separate model in the range.
Skoda Spaceback (as the car is currently called in the development phase) will be a bit larger and available only as a 5-door hatchback. The car will now belong to the C-segment and its twin construction will be Volkswagen Golf and Seat Leon.
That’s what Vision RS is all about. The car is 4,356 millimetres long, 1,810 millimetres wide and 1,431 millimetres high with a wheelbase of 2,650 millimetres. These dimensions are larger than the current Rapid Skoda generation, which translates into more space and a larger boot.
When it comes to design, the car is very different from the current models. It has a completely new styling language, with Seat-style embossing at the forefront.
At the front you’ll find all-new triangular headlights that combine with a radiator grille, a massive bumper with huge air intakes and extra daylight, as well as a mask with a clear embossing that starts at the stamp.
An interesting element of the design are illuminated elements. Vision RS uses a special illuminated Skoda stamp on the mask, and the black grille of the radiator has illuminated ribs.
At the back there are huge lights clearly overlapping on the trunk cover, a large spoiler with an additional, vertical world, and a huge diffuser.
Vision RS is a hybrid car. Under the hood you will find a 1.5-litre TSI engine with 102 hp, which is supported by an electric unit. The total power of the set is 245 hp.
As far as performance is concerned, the first 100 km/h can be seen on the speedometer in 7.1 seconds and the maximum speed is 210 km/h.
Depending on your personal preference, there are three driving modes – Sport, Normal and EV. In the last one, the car moves using only an electric motor. Its range is then 70 km due to the use of 13 kWh batteries.