Czech car maker Skoda is planning to launch a performance oriented vRS variant of its upcoming all-electric SUV model that is based on the stunning Vision E concept. The hot version of the upcoming new Skoda e-SUV is likely to get an ‘eRS’ moniker. The new Skoda eRS e-SUV is preparing to be unveiled in 2022, which will follow the launch of the yet to be named standard model of the new Skoda all electric SUV in the year 2020.
The chief of marketing at Skoda, Alain Favey has confirmed this news by saying that the company’s future electric vehicle will be getting a vRS version. However, it will be more about sporty styling and enhanced driving experience, and not essentially performance."
While talking a bit more on the vRS performance brand, Favey said that the customers really like to enjoy the sporty experience without necessarily owning a flashy sportscar. The company’s most powerful vRS model offers 248.4 hp, so it’s not about massive power and performance, but the right sporty styling and fun driving experience in a car.
The Czech automaker’s upcoming new all electric SUV model will be based on the Vision E concept model, which was displayed at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. It will be based on Skoda’s German parent company Volkswagen Group’s electric exclusive MEB platform. The MEB platform is being used across all the upcoming electric models under the banner of the Volkswagen Group.
The upcoming new Skoda all-electric SUV’s standard model will come with a sporty, stylish, and aggressive styling with futuristic styling elements to draw the attention of the modern, stylish car buyers. On the inside, the vehicle will be endowed with the 'floating' type display screen that was displayed in the Vision X concept model earlier this year.
The Vision X concept model will be making it to the production line sometime in the next year as the smallest SUV model in the Czech car maker’s latest SUV model range. This floating display screen will be kept exclusively for Skoda’s upcoming electric vehicle models only, and will be introduced first on this Vision X based compact SUV, explained Favey.
It is already known that Volkswagen Group is already working on offering a number of battery capacities offering different kilometer ranges. Favey added by saying that the new upcoming electric SUV which will be placed in the space between the 5-seater mid-sized Karoq and the 7-seater full sized Kodiaq SUV models in terms of dimensions, and it will be coming powered by battery that will be capable of offering at least 483 kilometers of travel range on a single full charge.
The Czech car maker will be launching its planned slew of upcoming electric model ranges. Skoda is pretty late in its electric model launch plans, as most of the car majors have already started launching their new EVs or have plans to launch them in the coming months or within 2020. Volkswagen’s new electric ID hatchback model is also going to be introduced in late 2019.