The Skoda Vision RS Concept previews a new compact car with specific outstanding features that will are will thrust it forward in a big way. One of the standout features of the Vision RS is the lighting.
As you approach the car, it puts on a welcome display that starts with the illumination of the handmade crystal badge on the bonnet, followed by the leading edges of the fins on the grill.
As the light cascades outwards, it continues through the headlights, fog lights and door mirrors, all of which carry thin slivers of bright LED light. Under the skin of the Vision RS is a new plug-in hybrid system, using a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine supplemented by a 102 hp electric motor, fed by a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery.
In total, the system produces 245 hp and Skoda says the Vision RS is capable of a 0-100 km/h time of 7.1 seconds. More interestingly for the electric element of the drivetrain, Skoda claims that it can deliver a battery-only driving range of 70 kilometers.
The battery takes 2.5 hours to recharge using a household charger. The car is also capable of energy recuperation on the move, and different modes allow the driver to store the state of battery charge until a preferred time if required.
Of course the Skoda follows an increasingly popular version that we are seeing these days with the emergence of Electric Vehicles. However, it still has elements that makes it a very distinguished car in its own right.
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