ŠKODA AUTO Concept study VISION 7S
Unveiling its seven-seater VISION 7S study, ŠKODA AUTO provides the first specific outlook on the brand’s new design language, which combines robustness, functionality and authenticity. The VISION 7S is also the first ŠKODA with a matt body colour. The interior ambience is characterised by sustainable materials and interactive surfaces. The concept car boasts a range of over 600 kilometres in the WLTP cycle thanks to an 89 kWh battery.
Johannes Neft, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Technical Development, says: “Thanks to
its 89 kWh battery, the VISION 7S offers a range of over 600 kilometres and is capable of fast
charging at 200 kW. These parameters underline the technical possibilities of the Modular
Electrification Toolkit. The interior offers a glimpse into the future of individual mobility: Various
interior configurations for different situations, installing the child seat on the centre console and
the particularly intuitive operation of the large, rotating central display set the course.”
Head of ŠKODA Design, Oliver Stefani, explains: “Over recent months, we have collaboratively
developed an entirely new design language. I’d like to thank my team for their great dedication
and outstanding work on this intensive and exciting project. We’ve refined time-proven solutions
and courageously broken new ground. The minimalist, functional design conveys a sense of
security and radiates strength while at the same time enhancing the aerodynamics of the vehicles
we’ll be adding to our portfolio in the future”.
New front view with Tech-Deck Face
The ŠKODA VISION 7S is the first model to feature the Czech carmaker’s new, striking design
language. Along with the Tech-Deck Face at the front end, it sports a solid underbody and
aerodynamic roof lines, enhancing its efficiency. At first glance, the long passenger compartment
hints at the generous interior space.
The front of the vehicle also incorporates familiar design elements, such as the signature
ŠKODA line. The redesigned ŠKODA wordmark replaces the brand’s picturemark and is
complemented by a new ambient light strip. This extends across the entire width of the vehicle
at the upper edge of the front section and features illuminated graphics. The so-called
Tech-Deck Face embodies a modern reinterpretation of the familiar ŠKODA grille. Though it
has similar lines, the Tech-Deck Face is significantly flatter and wider than the previous styling.
The ribs have been replaced by dark glass that conceals the vehicle’s sensors.
New T light cluster, front and rear
The narrow headlights are positioned further outwards and arranged in two rows one above the
other, extending the four-eye light cluster to form a ‘T’. The daytime running lights extend well into
the wings and form the sharply defined upper line of the ‘T’, visually framing the front. The rear LED lights are also arranged in a ‘T’. Again, the upper line extends laterally into the wings. This design accent is repeated on the camera exterior mirrors as well as the sensor door handles, which are recessed into the body and arranged vertically.
Robust bumpers with distinctive air intakes
The robust bumpers at the front and rear of the ŠKODA VISION 7S are particularly striking. They
are made of durable, recycled tyres. This material is also used for the wheel arch linings and adds
a rugged visual highlight. Seven vertical air intakes are integrated into the front, through which air is
directed to the cooling systems and brakes. The VISION 7S has nine vertical air outlets in the rear
bumper. A control element in bright Flashy Orange is located in the centre of both the front and
rear. These can be pulled out to serve as hooks. In addition, they can be used to safely cut off the
vehicle’s high-voltage current from the outside, if required.
High tornado line and gently sloping roof for aerodynamic efficiency
A high tornado line separates the solid underbody from the side windows and emphasises
the powerful shoulder sections through its curve. The squared-off wheel arches beneath it are
prominent and clearly recessed. The wheels have a diameter of 22 inches; the aerodynamically
optimized rims are almost completely closed. Additional air outlets are positioned between the
wheel arches and above the side skirts. These act as running boards for the portal doors that swing
up in opposite directions and also have cover grilles. These grilles channel the warm air generated
from cooling the high-voltage battery to the outside.
The flat roofline gently slopes to the rear and merges with a pronounced roof spoiler for high aerodynamic efficiency. The triangular D-pillar extending to the rear features a bold design. At the bottom, it bears the new ŠKODA wordmark, which also appears on the tailgate and is lit up in the same way as at the front of the vehicle. The matt metallic paint finish in the bright colour Explorer Green underscores the minimalistic look of the VISION 7S. This is also the first ŠKODA with a matt body colour.
Sustainable materials in the interior, operation even more intuitive
The minimalistic interior is as spacious as you would expect from ŠKODA and conveys a sense
of security, which is further enhanced by the combination of dark and light materials. These are
leather-free, mostly come from sustainable sources and are extremely durable thanks to some
smart material combinations. One example is the floor of the VISION 7S, which is also made from
recycled tyres. The interior trim is also sustainable. This is coated with a fine, matt metallic layer and thus conserves valuable resources. The fabrics are made of 100% recycled polyester yarns.
Great emphasis was placed on further optimising usability. In addition, the vehicle’s menu structure
and infotainment functions have been streamlined, and the controls on the central, free-standing
touchscreen, as well as haptic keys for important or frequently used functions, are particularly