Skoda’s raised the lid on its new Vision E Idea– a car that’s expected to motivate the upcoming 2020 Skoda Kodiaq Coupe. The Concept’s advanced electric drive system might also make its method into the brand-new, more trendy Kodiaq version when it goes on sale before 2020.
The Vision E Concept’s sharp, elegant styling is expected to be carried over primarily unchanged to the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq Coupe. The most obvious adjustment could be the addition of a front grille– to channel air to the Kodiaq’s engine and radiator– thicker roofing system pillars to use higher crash protection and conventional doors in place of the principle’s pillarless products.
Our special render, above, imagines what the Vision E’s features could appear like in production-ready Kodiaq Coupe type. Substantial changes over the standard, rather blocky Kodiaq might consist of slimmer, more aggressive headlights, an elegant sloping roofline and remodelled front bumpers.
Unlike the Vision E, the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq Coupe should boast five usable seats and an useful, family-oriented cabin. Despite its slinky styling, it’s expected to boast more head and legroom than competitors from BMW and Mercedes and should feature a more capacious boot, too. Unlike the basic car, the coupe’s not anticipated to be provided with an useful seven-seat alternative.
The brand-new coupe’s control panel should look practically similar to the basic Kodiaq’s. A comparable choice of sophisticated gloss-black trim pieces, a minimalist button layout and impressive construct quality must all assist it feel suitably upmarket without making it any less practical. The Kodiaq’s touchscreen infotainment system need to likewise get a few tweaks and updates by the time the coupe goes on sale.
Entry-level models might be powered by a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder gas engine producing 148hp while more powerful 190hp 2.0-litre diesel models will almost certainly be provided, too. As requirement, the coupe could be fitted with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox while higher-spec models ought to come with both 4×4 and a DSG automatic ‘box.
The Vision E Concept points to Skoda providing a totally electrical or hybrid version of the upcoming coupe, too. Utilizing a mix of a prudent fuel engine driving the front wheels and a compact electric motor powering the rears, this model must use both four-wheel-drive grip and excellent fuel economy figures.
The 2020 Skoda Kodiaq Coupe will be released after a pair of other new models. As an outcome, Skoda’s new flagship SUV may not go on sale until 2020. When it does hit display rooms in the UK, we anticipate it to carry a sizeable premium over the basic ₤ 12,495 Kodiaq.