The Skoda Vision E concept has made its European debut at this week’s Frankfurt motor show, sporting a more resolved look than the original concept that was revealed in Shanghai earlier this year.
Top: Skoda Vision E (Frankfurt), Bottom: Skoda Vision E (Shanghai)
While the overall aesthetic remains the same, notable changes include new alloy wheels, a revised face with new faux intakes, and a more prominent front lip.
The front also appears to be more upright, with the illusion of a longer bonnet, while the headlights and light strip in the front bumper have also been revised with clearer lenses and slightly reshaped.
Fewer changes are noticeable through the sides and rear, though it does appear that the badge on the tailgate sticks out to give a three-dimensional effect.
The light strip that runs from the front quarter panel through to the rear door also looks like it has a different finish, giving a whiter and brighter glow.
The interior of the Frankfurt version wears a different colour scheme to its Shanghai predecessor, featuring an icy-look with shades of blue on white, as opposed to the yellow and aqua blue trims on the previous version.
It also looks as if the badge on the steering wheel misses out on lighting in the updated concept, replacing it with a conventional black and silver version of the company’s logo instead.
The Skoda Vision E is powered by a pair of electric motors, delivering a combined power output of 225kW, while offering a range of up to 500 kilometres.
Other headlining features include Level 3 autonomous driving systems, allowing the Vision E to accelerate, brake and steer itself on freeways and in slow-moving traffic, along with automatically finding and driving into available parking spaces – while also saving the driver’s preferred parking locations.
Skoda says the Vision E actually previews its first all-electric production model, which is due in 2020 – around the same time as the market version of the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz, of which the Vision E shares its scalable MEB architecture which has been specifically-designed for electric vehicles.
The Czech manufacturer also plans to launch a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its Superb medium car around 2019. Skoda says it will then launch five all-electric models by 2025, one of which will be the production version of the Vision E concept.