this year’s AUTO Shanghai, ŠKODA is presented itself electric, innovative and
sustainable. With the VISION iV and the KLEMENT, ŠKODA is offering exciting
prospects for an electric future. Furthermore, the car manufacturer showcased its entire SUV family: the ŠKODA KODIAQ GT, KODIAQ, KAROQ and
VISION iV offers specific outlook on the series electric car. The brand’s first
all-electric model to be based on the modular electric car platform will be
launched in Europe in 2020. In consultation with the joint venture partner SAIC
VOLKSWAGEN, intensive work is already being carried out regarding entry into
the Chinese market. At the same time, ŠKODA is to continue its steady growth
trajectory there, primarily with models in the SUV segment.
ŠKODA VISION iV – a concrete
preview of E-Mobility made by ŠKODA
ŠKODA has made visual and technological
adaptations to the VISION iV specifically for the Chinese market and equipped
it with a 150 kW (204-PS) electric motor at the rear, which drives the rear
wheels, produces zero emissions and can deliver a top speed of 160 km/h. The
compact lithium-ion battery is embedded in the car’s floor and, with a capacity
of 83 kWh, offers a range of up to 500 km.
concept study features plenty of space within its sporty, aerodynamic and
emotive body. Other prominent details include illuminated glass inserts in the
vertical slats of the ŠKODA grille and cameras instead of classic wing mirrors.
The multi-level arrangement of the instrument panel and centre console as well
as a seemingly floating central screen add a new dimension to the interior.
Innovative technologies provide more safety and comfort; infotainment and
digitalisation also mark the beginning of a new era. Smartphones are directly
integrated into the infotainment system and can even be used as a digital key
for unlocking the car.
Electric, innovative and modern –
micromobility provided by the KLEMENT
By introducing the KLEMENT mobility concept,
ŠKODA is tracing an arc back to its founding fathers Václav Laurin and Václav
Klement – who began the company’s success story by manufacturing bicycles 124
years ago – and is presenting its vision of electric, innovative and modern
micromobility for use in China’s metropolises. Thanks to an integrated 4-kW
rear hub motor, the KLEMENT has a top speed of 45 km/h; the throttle and brake
are controlled via innovative pivoting pedals that are child’s play to use. A
hydraulic front brake equipped with ABS, and LED lights integrated into the
vehicle guarantee a safe ride.
SUV quartet for China –
the ŠKODA KODIAQ, KODIAQ GT, KAROQ and KAMIQ
China is the only market worldwide in which ŠKODA offers four different SUV
models. In addition to the ŠKODA KODIAQ, which is available as a seven-seater
if desired, and a ŠKODA KAROQ that is 50 mm longer than its European
counterpart, this quartet includes the Chinese version of the ŠKODA KAMIQ and
the ŠKODA KODIAQ GT, which were both developed exclusively for China.
ŠKODA KODIAQ marked the beginning of the Czech brand’s SUV campaign and was the
first model to display the current design language. It impresses with the
ŠKODA-typical excellent value for money, well-thought-out functionality and
generous amount of interior space for up to seven occupants. What’s more, it
features a boot capacity of up to 2,065 l – the largest within its segment.
Both versions of the KODIAQ offer state-of-the-art connectivity and deliver a
power output of 162 kW (220 PS) in their range-topping all-wheel-drive
the brand’s first SUV coupé and boasting a dynamic appearance, state-of-the-art
connectivity features and innovative assistance systems, the KODIAQ GT is the
brand’s flagship and iconic model. Featuring a sporty as well as stylish
exterior and interior, the ŠKODA KODIAQ GT combines the versatility of an SUV
with the elegance of a coupé, thereby appealing to lifestyle-oriented
ŠKODA KAROQ in the Chinese market provides even more comfort as the vehicle
itself and its wheelbase are both 50 mm longer than in Europe. It features a
wealth of assistance systems and tops its segment with its innovative
81 kW (110 PS) variant of the ŠKODA KAMIQ acts as the Czech brand’s entry-level
SUV in China and, boasting modern connectivity solutions, is primarily aimed at
young, urban customers. One technological highlight is voice command from
iFLYTEK, a leading Asian provider of voice recognition technology based on
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