One of the great things about the current Kodiaq and Superb is that they both have Skoda’s previous interior design language with a touchscreen that integrates neatly into the center console. Other models have a tablet protruding from the dashboard, and the Czech automaker is going a step further with the Vision 7S. The new teaser image shows a vertically mounted infotainment – a first for the Mladá Boleslav brand.
While traditionalists won’t like this design, they can at least feel comfortable knowing there’s still separate climate control rather than being integrated into the XXL’s screen. The rectangular digital driver display is easy to read as Skoda has designed a new steering wheel that is flush at the top and bottom. It seems a company known for playing it safe with interior design and layout wants to be bolder with the next generation of cars.
Being a concept car, it should come as no surprise that the Vision 7S is purely electric. It has a seven-seat interior with an attractive 2+2+2 layout and a child seat integrated into the full length center console between the first and second row of seats. The showcar will pave the way for Skoda’s new design language and could feature one of three upcoming EVs before the end of 2030. All of them will be smaller and more affordable than the Enyaq.
The world premiere is scheduled for August 30 when we’ll get a glimpse of how Skoda has put together a minimalist yet functional interior. With regards to the exterior, the original teaser released in mid-March hinted at a fairly boxy SUV that looks very different from the current model.
The new design language is called “Modern Solid” and logic tells us that the next generation Superb coming in 2023 will be the first to have it. The mid-sized car will once again be sold as a liftback and wagon, while the equivalent Volkswagen Passat is believed to come exclusively with a long roof.