Skoda takes orders for a car that is not

Skoda takes orders for a car that is not

The Czech brand is preparing to bring to market an electric SUV, created on motives of the concept Vision iV. The production version has not yet been submitted, but the applications for it is already open.

The prototype Skoda Vision iV debuted in March at the Geneva motor show. Kupeobrazny cross is a “continuation” of another concept, already two years ago – Vision E. the presentation of iV the timing of the appearance of the production version of the company called. Now they are known is created on motives of the Geneva show car crossover will be sent to manufacturing in 2020. And one of the first markets for electric coupe will be Norway – there are already taking pre-orders for the model. The choice of this country as a launch pad, it is not surprising: for the first half of 2019, almost half the volume of the local car market is electrified cars.

All the customer has to leave a Deposit of 5,000 Norwegian kroner (580 us dollars at the current exchange rate) – so he will gain priority in the queue for a new Skoda. You can cancel the order at any time, the money will return. The first deliveries will begin in the fall, that is the premiere of the production cross-coupe will be held in the first half of next year.

Commodity name of company not disclosed, but the SUV obviously will retain the prefix iV is now a sub-brand Skoda for “green” models. It is known that, as a concept, the serial crossover will be built on the platform MEB designed specifically for electric vehicles of the Volkswagen group. The same “cart” is, for example, based on the hatchback VW ID. SEAT 3 and el-Born. The length of the prototype is equal 4666 mm, the trunk volume is 550 liters. The opening facing the rear doors from the conveyor of the machine, of course, will not, cameras instead of mirrors is also in question, although Honda has decided on a “chip” for its compact electric vehicle in opposition to premium Audi e-tron and the Lexus ES. Well, the interior at kupeobrazny Skoda will make it easier.

Technical characteristics of the cross is also still classified, however, a special Skoda website says that the pipeline option will be available with rear or all-wheel drive (ie, with one electric motor on the rear axle or with two on each axis), and the maximum cruising range is 500 miles on the WLTP cycle. For concept iV, Skoda stated the same range, so that the other characteristics from the production version will surely be similar: a prototype equipped with two electric motors with total capacity of 306 HP under the cabin floor located lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 83 kW*h From standstill to “hundreds” iV accelerates in 5.9 seconds, top speed – 180 km/h.

Recall that, by 2025, Skoda plans to release a dozen electrified models. The first mass electric cars brand was a small hatchback Citigoe iV, he had presented. The CD received the 83-strong electrodes of castigating, and battery capacity of 36,8 kW*h on a single charge it can travel up to 256 km. in addition, the flagship Skoda Superb after restyling got a rechargeable hybrid version in the composition of the plant includes the 156-strong petrol 1.4 TSI, 115-horsepower electric motor and battery 13 kW*h Only the electric hybrid will travel 55 km.

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