SKODA takes another step towards presenting its own new design. The first sketch of the interior of the VISION 7S concept car shows a spacious car with an all-new, versatile interior design that offers space for seven people. In addition to eco-friendly materials, the minimalist interior features plenty of space for seven people in three rows of seats, as well as ŠKODA’s Simply Clever signature features.
The all-electric VISION 7S is the first concept car to showcase SKODA’s new approach to design. ŠKODA Head of Design, Oliver Stefani, comments:
“The new design language is minimalist, functional and authentic. In the future, we will continue to focus on ŠKODA’s traditional strengths, such as generous space, easy usability and a high degree of functionality. The great creativity of our designers and engineers is demonstrated through movable interior elements and newly developed Simply Clever features such as an integrated child seat.”
The interior of the new VISION 7S concept has a symmetrical design, as well as a wide horizontal instrument panel that extends to the doors, enhancing the feeling of space. Tactile controls are integrated into the redesigned steering wheel. The door panels also feature interactive tactile and visual elements. Atmospheric lighting highlights different areas of the cabin, signals the charging status and provides sufficient lighting when getting in and out of the car. The built-in child car seat is located on the center console – in the safest place in the car. The backs of the front seats are equipped with holders for multimedia devices for passengers of the second and third rows. And they also have built-in pockets.
The spacious interior offers two different configurations that create a new spatial experience for different situations – driving and relaxing. In driving mode, all controls are placed in the ideal position, and the central touchscreen is mounted vertically to show all relevant information while driving. Rest mode can be activated while charging or stopped: the steering wheel and instrument panel slide forward, and the first and second row seats slide back for more comfort. This option offers passengers maximum space and convenience.
What attracts attention in addition to the child seat is the presence of a charging cable near the rear fender and an indicator (probably of the battery charge level) in the interior. So, it can be argued: before us is the concept of an electric car. Currently, SKODA has access to the modern MEV platform, which allows building electric vehicles of various classes and formats. If we add the mention of a large interior and three rows of seats, then an electric car similar to the already well-known SKODA Kodiaq crossover emerges. Moreover, taking into account the age of the latter, and the already carried out update (usually indicating the middle of the life cycle of the model) – all this suggests that the company is preparing a successor in the format of a large 7-seater electric crossover. Did we guess? Time will show.