PRAGUE: Škoda provides a look at its concept interior for its Vision iV - the company's first all-electric vehicle based on VW's Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), with what seems to be an innovatively spacious and intuitive layout with a seemingly free-floating central screen and a newly designed two-spoke steering wheel.
Without the centre tunnel, the designers at Škoda not only reconfigured the layout of the instrument panel and centre console, but also provided plenty of storage space on the lowest level between the driver and passenger seat. Two mobile phones, which can be wirelessly integrated into the infotainment and operating system, can be placed in the console while they being wirelessly charged.
The instrument panel consists of two levels whose lines and decorative stitching draw inspiration from the front of the vehicle.
The large free-standing screen appears to hover centrally above the instrument panel, in front of which there is a ledge for the hand that operates the touch screen.
The steering wheel has also been redesigned, now featuring two spokes and bearing the ‘ŠKODA’ logo in block capitals rather than the usual logo.
Over the next four years, the carmaker based in the Czech Republic will be investing around 2.0bil euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services with a goal to introduce up to 10 electrified models by the end of 2022.
The world premiere of the concept will take place at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show from Mar 5 to 17.