Skoda’s raised the lid on its new Vision E Principle– a car that’s anticipated to motivate the upcoming 2020 Skoda Kodiaq Coupe. The Concept’s advanced electrical drive system could likewise make its method into the brand-new, more stylish Kodiaq version when it goes on sale prior to 2020.
The Vision E Concept’s sharp, elegant styling is expected to be carried over primarily the same to the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq Coupe. The most obvious modification might be the addition of a front grille– to transport air to the Kodiaq’s engine and radiator– thicker roofing pillars to provide higher crash defense and traditional doors in location of the idea’s pillarless products.
Our unique render, above, imagines exactly what the Vision E’s features might look like in production-ready Kodiaq Coupe kind. Significant changes over the requirement, rather blocky Kodiaq could include slimmer, more aggressive headlights, an elegant sloping roofline and redesigned front bumpers.
Unlike the Vision E, the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq Coupe need to boast five usable seats and a practical, family-oriented cabin. Regardless of its slinky styling, it’s anticipated to boast more head and legroom than competitors from BMW and Mercedes and ought to feature a more capacious boot, too. Unlike the basic car, the coupe’s not expected to be offered with an useful seven-seat option.
The new coupe’s dashboard need to look practically identical to the basic Kodiaq’s. A comparable selection of stylish gloss-black trim pieces, a minimalist button design and impressive develop quality must all assist it feel appropriately upmarket without making it any less useful. The Kodiaq’s touchscreen infotainment system should likewise get a few tweaks and updates by the time the coupe goes on sale.
Entry-level models might be powered by a brand-new 1.5-litre four-cylinder gas engine producing 148hp while more effective 190hp 2.0-litre diesel models will probably be used, too. As standard, the coupe could be fitted with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox while higher-spec models ought to come with both four-wheel drive and a DSG automated ‘box.
The Vision E Concept points to Skoda using a fully electrical or hybrid version of the upcoming coupe, too. Using a combination of an economical gas engine driving the front wheels and a compact electrical motor powering the backs, this model ought to provide 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 brand-new flagship SUV might not go on sale until 2020. When it does strike display rooms in the UK, we anticipate it to carry a considerable premium over the basic ₤ 12,495 Kodiaq.