Everything new at Skoda? New boss, new cars? Yes! Klaus Zellmer, the new boss, is already here. The new cars? They are coming! At the end of August 2022, Skoda wants to show its seven-seater SUV study Vision 7S – the first look at the interior is already available at AUTO BILD today.
Many talk about cocooning – the car as a living room, bedroom, relaxation zone. Interior design boss Peter Olah and his team have thought through to the end what that could look like. Four individual seats in two rows, in row three a two-seater bench. On the backrests of the rear seats there are magnets for mobile phones, compartments for tablets and books. The center console even has connections for a cool box or bottle warmer.
“Wraparound design” is intended to enclose occupants harmoniously
The “wraparound design”, as Skoda calls it, means that the interior encloses the occupants as harmoniously as possible. The speedometer in front of the driver is integrated into the dashboard, the large central screen is horizontal but rotates in “Relax” mode. For example when loading.
The operating concept does not completely dispense with buttons
In relax mode, the seats also move to more comfortable positions, while the steering wheel and dashboard retract to create an even more spacious feeling. The operating concept should – which is also typical for Skoda – offer a balanced mixture of haptic switches and buttons with the digital touch world.
The steering wheel is no longer round, it looks more like the controls of a Learjet. Light effects should provide additional information, for example about the charge level.