ŠKODA VISION RS: Creating a sporty and sustainable future

ŠKODA VISION RS: Creating a sporty and sustainable future

› Plug-in hybrid with system output of 180 kW (245 hp), 70-kilometre battery range
and combined CO2 emissions of only 33 g/km
› Distinctive features offer first insights into design evolution of ŠKODA RS models
› Concept study combines innovative, Vegan materials and special surfaces with sustainable
production methods
› ŠKODA VISION RS celebrates world premiere at Paris Motor Show 2018

Mladá Boleslav, 27 September 2018 – With the ŠKODA VISION RS, the Czech brand combines
its sporting tradition with a sustainable future. At the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October,
the striking concept study – with its dynamic design language and efficient plug-in hybrid drive
– will provide the first insights into the next evolutionary stage of ŠKODA’s sporty RS models
and the design of a future compact vehicle. ŠKODA also demonstrates a high level
of environmental awareness with the use of sustainably produced Vegan materials.
The ŠKODA VISION RS plug-in hybrid drive combines the 1.5-liter TSI with an output of
110 kW (150 hp) and an electric motor providing 75 kW (102 hp). They unite to deliver a system output
of 180 kW (245 hp), which accelerates the concept study from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds, making
the intermediate sprint from 80 to 120 km/h in 8.9 seconds. In total, the compact athlete emits only
33g of CO2 per kilometre. On battery power alone, the model can cover distances of up to 70km,
ensuring zero-emission local driving. The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 13 kWh can be charged
by cable in 2.5 hours at a charging station. Alternatively, the ŠKODA VISION RS can be plugged into
any household socket or charged while driving through energy recovery.
Brilliant white paint and carbon create striking contrasts
Xirallic crystal sparkle effect paint make the brilliant white finish of the ŠKODA VISION RS shimmer
with a subtle blue effect. Organic components in the paint reflect heat, thereby reducing the interior
temperature. Numerous black carbon elements affixed to the body create distinctive contrasts
to the white paint. The high-tech material widely used in motorsport is featured in the redesigned
radiator grille, front and rear spoilers, exterior mirrors, side sills, air inlets and outlets, and the rear
diffuser.
Vegan materials, sustainable production and special surfaces
A carbon textile made from 100% recycled polyester thread is used for the upper part of the floating
Alcantara® covered seats which bear signature Czech flags on their side bolsters celebrating
Czechoslovakia’s foundation 100 years ago. Another example of sustainability are the floor mats which
use Piñatex textile in a carbon weave; the high performance material extracts its fibres from the leaves
of a pineapple tree.

The sports steering wheel with a distinctive centre marking - similar to those seen in motor racing -
has a centre pad featuring the same distinctive grain consisting of tiny triangles seen in the rest of
the interior, carrying ŠKODA’s DNA into the brand’s future models.

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