The recent 2018 Paris motor show has given us a glimpse into the future of the Skoda Auto range. While there were a few new models announced across the Skoda Range, the one that has caught our eye is the new Skoda Vision RS.

The new Vision model merges the rich heritage of sports design and performance and couples it with new technologies. The new hot hatch wants to make a statement especially given its eco-friendly approach using sustainable materials and being a plug-in hybrid. 

Sustainability is key with organic components used within the paint to reflect heat and reduce interior temperatures. The black carbon elements on the body shape gives the Vision RS a distinctive design that’s usually reserved only for motorsport vehicles. Carbon features heavily within the smart design of the Vision RS.

Vegan materials have been used throughout the interior and including a new carbon textile made from 100% recycled polyester. Even the floor mats use Piñatex carbon weave created from the fibres of pineapple tree leaves helping to complete the carbon sports performance look. 

The centre console has also been completely revamped within the Skoda smart design and drivers will be able to make full use of the floating touch screen within the rally-inspired space frame design.  Sustainability, smart design and functionality have all played a part in creating a new structure for the DNA of RS models in the future.

The Vision RS also has the performance to match combining a 1.5-litre TSI with an electric motor to output 242bhp. Using just battery power, the Vision is capable of distances of up to 70km. The lithium-ion battery can be charged using charging stations, plugged into any socket at home or charged on the go through driving energy recovery. This makes the Vision more than capable of eco-friendly journeys around a local area before opening up the engine on longer journeys.

The Vision RS was created to give a glimpse at the next design phase for the future of the Skoda sporting RS range. It provides an example of how sports performance and eco-friendly sustainability are not mutually exclusive separate features when creating a new model.

While it’s only a concept at the moment and there is no word yet on whether or not this stunning compact hot hatch will be released. It does, however, make us extremely excited for the future of the RS range. We are sure you’ll agree when you see the unveiling of the concept at the 2018 Paris motor show below:

If you can’t wait to find out if it will be released, why not have a browse through some of our offers on the current range of RS and SportsLine models.

 

Published 15 Oct 2018  under