ŠKODA appears electric, smart, innovative and emotive at Geneva Motor Show

ŠKODA appears electric, smart, innovative and emotive at Geneva Motor Show

› ŠKODA VISION iV offers a concrete look ahead at a future all-electric vehicle from the

brand, and the manufacturer’s next step towards eMobility

› ŠKODA KAMIQ: new city SUV for the European market

› ŠKODA SCALA: radical redefinition of the compact car segment for ŠKODA AUTO

› ŠKODA FABIA R5: next development stage of the most successful rally car in WRC 2

› KLEMENT: electric two-wheel concept as an innovative mobility solution for the city

› Press conference at the ŠKODA exhibition stand on 5 March 2019 at 09:40

Mladá Boleslav, 28 February 2019 – ŠKODA will be presenting the full range of its mobility

services at the Geneva Motor Show from 5 to 17 March. The VISION iV concept study offers

a concrete look ahead at the first all-electric ŠKODA based on the MEB modular electric car

platform. With the new KAMIQ, the Czech car manufacturer is expanding its successful SUV

family into the growing segment of city SUVs, and the SCALA is completely redefining the

compact car segment for ŠKODA. The latest development of the ŠKODA FABIA R5, the most

successful rally car in the brand’s history, will also be on display at the ŠKODA stand.

What’s more, ŠKODA will be presenting an innovative mobility solution for the city – the

KLEMENT, an electric two-wheel concept. This looks back on the brand’s history, which

began 124 years ago with its founding fathers Václav Laurin and Václav Klement producing

bicycles.

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, ŠKODA will be presenting itself as the Simply Clever company

for innovative mobility services. With the VISION iV and the KLEMENT, ŠKODA offers exciting

prospects for an electric future. In addition to the new KAMIQ city SUV and the new SCALA

compact model, the car manufacturer will also be presenting an overview of the current model

range. The press conference will start on 5 March at 9:40 at the ŠKODA stand in pavilion 2.

2019 marks an exceptional occasion in the company’s 124-year history: ŠKODA is entering the

eMobility era. Over the next four years, the company will be investing around two billion euros in

alternative drive systems and new mobility services – the biggest investment programme in the

brand’s history. ŠKODA will have introduced ten electrified models by the end of 2022.

Furthermore, the car manufacturer is consistently expanding its range of new mobility services.

Examples include the car-sharing platform ‘HoppyGo’ and the mobility and social service

‘CareDriver’. The high level of networking between the vehicle, the driver and the environment

enables ŠKODA vehicles to be integrated into smart home networks and controlled by the ŠKODA

Connect app through Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa. Multimedia support will help visitors to the

ŠKODA stand in Geneva find out more about ŠKODA’s mobility services and they will also have the

opportunity to create their own avatar for this at the User Experience Table.

ŠKODA VISION iV: concrete look ahead at eMobility ‘made by ŠKODA’

The VISION iV offers a concrete look ahead at the future ŠKODA family of vehicles running purely

on electric batteries. The concept study is ŠKODA’s first vehicle to be built on the Volkswagen

Group’s MEB modular electric car platform, sporting an athletic, aerodynamic body and offering a

spacious interior typical of a ŠKODA. The 22-inch wheels provide a visual highlight and emphasise

the impressive presence of the vehicle. Eye-catching details include the illuminated glass elements

in the vertical slats of the ŠKODA grille and cameras instead of traditional wing mirrors whose

housings are reminiscent of shark fins. Two electric motors – one on the front and one on the rear

axle – form the emission-free drive system, making the VISION iV an all-wheel drive. The planar

lithium-ion battery installed in the vehicle’s underbody saves space and provides a range of up to

500 kilometres according to the WLTP cycle. Innovative technologies provide more safety and

comfort, ushering in a new era of infotainment and digitalisation. Smartphones can be integrated

directly into the vehicle’s infotainment system and can even be used as a digital key to open the

vehicle.

New ŠKODA KAMIQ – the brand’s first city SUV

ŠKODA is continuing its successful SUV campaign, presenting its first city SUV with the new

KAMIQ. After the KODIAQ and the KAROQ, the KAMIQ is the third SUV model range for the

European market, rounding off the lower end of the successful SUV portfolio. The name KAMIQ

highlights that it is a member of the brand’s SUV family, following the established nomenclature; the

names KODIAQ and KAROQ also start with a K and end in a Q. The word KAMIQ comes from the

language of the Inuit people living in northern Canada and Greenland and means something with its

own character that fits perfectly in every situation. In the growing segment of city SUVs, the ŠKODA

KAMIQ combines the advantages of an SUV, for example, greater ground clearance and higher

sitting position, with a stylish off-road appearance and the agility of a compact vehicle. With its

emotive design, state-of-the-art assistance and infotainment systems, generous interior and

numerous Simply Clever features, the KAMIQ meets the demands of family and lifestyle-oriented

customers alike.

ŠKODA SCALA sets an emotive tone

The ŠKODA SCALA completely redefines the compact car segment for ŠKODA with high

functionality, state-of-the-art connectivity and an emotive design. The ŠKODA SCALA has a new

name to match its unique character and modern technology: SCALA is the Latin word for ‘staircase’

or ‘ladder’. This highlights the fact that ŠKODA is taking a leap forward with this model. This also

applies to the new design language that ŠKODA presented for the first time with the VISION RS in

Paris. In addition, the SCALA offers a high level of active and passive safety, full-LED headlights

and tail lights, plenty of space for passengers and luggage, five efficient engines delivering between

66 kW (90 PS) and 110 kW (150 PS), as well as numerous Simply Clever solutions. It will be

launched onto the market at the beginning of the second quarter of 2019.

Update and a new look for World Rally Champion ŠKODA FABIA R5

The Czech car manufacturer has a very special highlight for motorsports fans in Geneva: at the

ŠKODA stand, they can experience the thrill of a special rally stage in two simulators and then

immerse themselves in the brand’s motorsport history. ŠKODA will be bringing all its WRC2 World

Cup trophies from 2016 to 2018 to Switzerland, as ŠKODA Motorsport is presenting the next

development stage of the ŠKODA FABIA R5 at the Geneva Motor Show; the most successful rally

car in the brand’s motorsport history is being upgraded. It incorporates design elements from the

2019 ŠKODA FABIA production version and has been technologically optimised. Following

homologation, the revised FABIA R5 will probably be used by the ŠKODA factory team from mid-

2019 and will also be available for customer teams.

KLEMENT – a trendsetting two-wheel concept for urban mobility

Pure, simple and intuitive to operate: the new KLEMENT electric mobility solution represents a

modern and environmentally friendly lifestyle. The futuristic two-wheel concept positions itself as an

ecological alternative to the car in the field of micromobility. An electric rear hub motor and

integrated brake energy recuperation accelerate the bike to a top speed of 45 km/h; Two batteries

allow for a range of more than 60 kilometres. The KLEMENT is fully connected; For example, the

current battery levels can be displayed via an app. In addition, a geographical boundary can be predefined,

out of which the KLEMENT cannot ride.

ŠKODA KAROQ and KODIAQ SUVs with new and optional features

In Geneva, the ŠKODA KAROQ and ŠKODA KODIAQ SUV models are being presented to the

public with innovations that will be included as standard or options for the models from the two

ranges during the course of the year. Instantly recognisable: both models bear the ŠKODA logo in

block capitals at the rear. The new Side Assist, now with a range of 70 metres, is available as an

option. Another innovation is the DCC adaptive chassis control that will also be available in the

future for versions with front-wheel drive. The ŠKODA KAROQ adds the 2.0 TDI with 140 kW (190

hp) and 7-speed DSG to its range of drive systems, while the ŠKODA KODIAQ, for example, gets a

new tyre pressure monitoring system with pressure sensors on each wheel. The model variant

SCOUT is optionally available with ventilated seats. In the future, ŠKODA will be offering the

KODIAQ RS and SPORTLINE with the new ‘Ignite’ 20-inch alloy wheels.

ŠKODA Press Conference at Geneva Motor Show

ŠKODA will be broadcasting the press conference, which will last around 15 minutes, live online on

5 March, starting at 09:40 CET. You can watch it live on the brand platform ŠKODA Storyboard or

on Twitter – ŠKODA AUTO NEWS. Media organisations can also relay the livestream on their own

channels using embed code.

Date: 5 March 2019 from 09:40 CET

Livestream: http://www.skoda-storyboard.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQyaoRyRFAI

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skodaautonews

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