Skoda Vision iV concept interior teased

Skoda Vision iV concept previews second bodystyle for forthcoming electric SUV, due in two years' time

A sketch of the Skoda Vision iV concept's interior has been released ahead of the car's full reveal at next month's Geneva Motor Show. It follows two exterior sketches published last week, previewing the brand's first electric car.

The latest sketch shows the car's infotainment system hovering on top of the dashboard, with the conventional centre console ditched in favour of floating central column.

Skoda says the Vision iV can charge two smartphones wirelessly, and connect both to the infotainment system at the same time. Storage can be found underneath the column, and the steering wheel has been redesigned to feature just two spokes.

It’s believed that the Vision iV previews the second of two bodystyles that'll sit on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, with the other being a more spacious vehicle similar in size to the Skoda Kodiaq SUV.

A production version is set to emerge in 2021.

Skoda says the Vision iV showcases a more “emotional” design, featuring sharper bumpers and restyled LED lights at the front and rear. The Vision iV is aiming for a sportier look than the one modelled on the Vision E concept two years ago.

The Vision iV uses cameras instead of traditional wing mirrors, and the car sits on “aerodynamically optimised” 22-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels.

The MEB underpinnings are the same as what's being used for the forthcoming I.D. family of electric vehicles from Skoda's parent company Volkswagen, as well as the new electric car from SEAT.

The production version of Skoda’s show car is expected to follow the concept in being a four-wheel-drive model powered by a pair of electric motors with a combined output equivalent to 302bhp. When the Vision E concept was revealed, its range was given as 310 miles, but this could improve by the time the car goes on sale.

While the teaser images depict a striking design, it’s not too hard to imagine a toned-down version sitting comfortably within the company’s SUV range.

We also know that the production car will be available in two bodystyles. A practical, Kodiaq-sized model will arrive first, followed by a more coupe-like version that sacrifices some space for its extra style.