New Skoda Vision X concept previews little SUV

This is the Skoda Vision X, a Geneva motor show concept that previews a new small crossover from the Czech brand, similar in style to the SEAT Arona and VW T-Roc. 
The show car also utilizes compressed natural gas (CNG) as a potentially cleaner fuel and features a mild-hybrid powertrain created to offer four-wheel drive and limited pure-electric running. 
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The Vision X – which is expected to reach production in 2019 and could carry the badge Amiq or Anuq – is a lot more of a crossover than an SUV. It’s 4,250mm long and 1,800mm large – longer and broader than both of its ‘sister’ VW group cars, the T-Roc and Arona. but the Skoda’s roofline is also substantially lower than both of those vehicles’.
Significantly, the Vision X’s wheelbase is 2,645mm – 55mm up on a T-Roc’s and a full 80mm longer than an Arona’s – because Skoda wants its smallest SUV to deliver family car practicality that’s still a family member rarity in this style-focused class. To achieve this, it’s basing the production car not on the supermini-length iteration of the VW Group’s MQB A0 platform, but instead on the longer version that will also be utilized in the next generation of Rapid. 

That longer wheelbase is clearly obvious in the design, which features Skoda’s unique ‘kick’ around the C-pillars. The front mixes up the firm’s present SUV style language by putting the daytime running lights (which also provide animated sign signals) sitting above the larger headlights below.

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