For the first time ever, ŠKODA offers a
compact car which combines ŠKODA’s good practical qualities with the
hatchback shape. With its dynamically fresh design, the ŠKODA Rapid
Spaceback is set to address younger
customer segments. Rapid
Spaceback offers the largest legroom (64 millimeters) and the largest
headroom (980 millimeters) in its segment. Likewise, the trunk volumes
are among the
best figures in the segment, measuring 415 liters or 1,381 liters when
the rear bench is folded down.
With its clean, elegant design, this ŠKODA compact SUV is just perfect for city driving, which is underscored by surefooted on-road handling and excellent variability of the interior with a VarioFlex rear seat system. The wide range of available engines, transmissions and optional equipment also enables a Yeti to be “custom tailored”.
Rugged styling features make it clear that Yeti Outdoor feels most at home outside the paved roads. And hand in hand with the adventurous looks comes also the Haldex 5 four-wheel drive. The wide range of available engines, transmissions and optional equipment also enables a Yeti to be “custom tailored”.
Buying a new car is nearly always a compromise between form and
function, style and practicality, quality and cost. The all-new ŠKODA Superb
Combi is an exception to this rule. With a 660-litre boot, the stylish estate
version of our flagship model has the largest boot in the entire class. 31
additional ‘Simply Clever’ features have been specifically designed to
make your life easier. The array of assistance systems available will not only
make travelling safer, but also give you the comfort you and your passengers
would expect from a world-class vehicle. Superior handling, performance and efficiency,
coupled with the latest technological advances ensure that buying a new car is
no longer about making compromises.
› Highlight at Lake Geneva: ŠKODA VisionS design study gives an insight into future SUV models› With highly efficient plug-in hybrid drive system› Emotive design study demonstrates the evolution of ŠKODA’s design language› Generous interior typical of ŠKODA with three rows of seats, and a total length of 4.70 m › New production models: the power pack ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4 and the ŠKODA Fabia Combi ScoutLine celebrate their motor show premiere › CNG campaign continues: ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC now available with DSG transmission
Mladá Boleslav/Geneva, 29 February 2016 – ŠKODA continues its dynamic growth strategy: over recent years, the brand has fundamentally updated and expanded its model range. The SUV range is now also being extended. With the ŠKODA VisionS at the Geneva Motor Show, the Czech car manufacturer gives an insight into what ŠKODA’s future SUV design language might look like. The brand is also presenting their most important future technologies with the show car. The new ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4, the ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC with DSG transmission and the ScoutLine version of the Fabia Combi round off ŠKODA’s appearance at Lake Geneva.
“Our brand continues to develop at a rapid pace,” said ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier. “We already have a successful model in the compact SUV segment with the ŠKODA Yeti; now we are using our expertise in 4×4 technology to develop the new SUV model. In terms of design, package and functionality, the VisionS bears some similarity. This study also demonstrates our most important future technologies, such as the plug-in hybrid drive system; a similar drive system is also being tested for production cars.”The ŠKODA VisionS incorporates the brand’s new design language, carrying it over into the SUV segment: the design is clearly influenced by cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal glass art. The lines are precise, sharp and clean-cut; the distinctive interplay of light and shadow on the contoured surfaces has a powerful effect, which is accentuated by the Iceland Green colour.At 4.70 metres long, 1.91 metres wide, 1.68 meters tall and with a 2.79-metre wheelbase, the ŠKODA VisionS makes a bold statement on the road. Based on Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), this is ŠKODA’s first vehicle to feature six seats across three rows.Another highlight of the concept vehicle is its plug-in hybrid drive: with 165 kW (225 PS), the show car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, and has a top speed of almost 200 km/h. 1.9 l of petrol is all the car needs to travel 100 km (45 g CO2/km). The ŠKODA VisionS can drive up to 50 km on electric mode alone, and travels up to 1,000 km with both systems combined.The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 TSI with 115 kW (156 PS) and 250 Nm of torque. It works alongside an e-motor that provides 40 kW of continuous power and a peak torque of 220 Nm. The e-motor is integrated with the six-speed DSG, which transfers the power to the front wheels. A second electric engine with up to 85 kW and 270 Nm of torque drives the rear axle. This works independently from the front axle drive, meaning the show car has clever four-wheel drive, which requires no mechanical coupling. The three engines cooperate in a highly flexible manner: the driver of the ŠKODA VisionS can choose between several modes of operation – from the purely electric engine to charge mode, always with the goal of maximum efficiency. The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 12.4 kWh is positioned in front of the rear axle.ŠKODA has responded to the rapidly growing range of information and the passengers’ desire to communicate by introducing automotive digital networking (mobile services), providing large displays for optimum vehicle and infotainment services for all passengers, who can connect to the network in several ways from each seat in the vehicle.The ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4 is also celebrating its debut at this year’s motor show: ŠKODA’s top-of-the-range Octavia is available as both a hatchback and an estate with a 2.0 TDI engine producing 135 kW (184 PS) and DSG transmission. With its equally sporty and safe drive unit, the Octavia RS 4×4 makes a strong partner for families, work and leisure time. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 228 km/h. It consumes just 4.9 l of diesel per 100 km, which is a CO2 equivalent of 129 g/km (all values for the hatchback).The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC is particularly economical: its fuel costs are currently below four euros per 100 km. As an optional extra, ŠKODA now also equips the natural-gas car with DSG transmission. The 1.4 TSI provides 81 kW (110 PS), emitting 94 g of CO2/km. The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC is available as a hatchback or an estate.ŠKODA’s ScoutLine range also continues to grow. Alongside the Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, there is now also the ŠKODA Fabia Combi ScoutLine – with its unique offroad look and attractive, practical specification features. Three petrol engines with 55 kW (75 PS), 66 kW (90 PS) and 81 kW (110 PS) and three diesel engines with 55 kW (75 PS), 66 kW (90 PS) and 77 kW (105 PS) are available.ŠKODA at the 86th Geneva Motor Show 2016:- ŠKODA location: hall 2, stand 2160- ŠKODA press conference: 01/03/2016, 8.25 – 8.40 a.m.- Number of ŠKODA vehicles on show on the first press day: 8 vehicles (ŠKODA VisionS, ŠKODA Superb SportLine, ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS, ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo, ŠKODA Octavia Combi Scout, ŠKODA Fabia Combi ScoutLine, ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine, ŠKODA Superb Combi L&K)- Number of ŠKODA vehicles on show on the second press day: 13 vehicles (ŠKODA VisionS, ŠKODA Superb SportLine, ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS, ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo, ŠKODA Octavia Combi Scout, ŠKODA Superb Combi L&K, ŠKODA Octavia Combi G-TEC, ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback Joy, ŠKODA Fabia Combi Joy, ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor Joy, ŠKODA Citigo Monte Carlo, ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo, ŠKODA Yeti Monte Carlo) - Number of ŠKODA vehicles on show on the public open days: 13 vehicles (ŠKODA VisionS, ŠKODA Superb SportLine, ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS, ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo, ŠKODA Octavia Combi Scout, ŠKODA Superb Combi L&K, ŠKODA Octavia Combi G-TEC, ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback Joy, ŠKODA Fabia Combi Joy, ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor Joy, ŠKODA Citigo Monte Carlo, ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo, ŠKODA Yeti Monte Carlo)- Press days: 01/03 – 02/03/2016- Public open days: 03/03 – 13/03/2016
Ann Harder, Product Communications T +420 326 811 769 Ann.Harder@skoda-auto.cz Zbyněk Straškraba, Product CommunicationsT +420 326 811 785Zbynek.Straskraba@skoda-auto.czDavid Haidinger, Product CommunicationsT +420 326 811 737David.Haidinger@skoda-auto.cz