Skoda Element concept is based on Citigo hatchback; runs 159 kilometre with power from an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery
Czech automaker Skoda has unveiled a concept car christened as Element that has been designed by the trainees. The concept car is inspired by the Citigo hatchback and it looks quite identical to the Volkswagen Up. However, there are several distinctive design elements as well. Also, what makes it more interesting is that this concept car is fully electric power driven.
Every year, the Czech auto giant gives its trainees freedom to design and create an unique concept. This is not the first time Skoda trainees designed such an unique concept model. In last three years, we have seen concepts like Citijet in 2014, Funster Ute based on the Fabia in 2015 and last year we saw the Atero coupe concept inspired by the Rapid spaceback.
The Skoda Element electric beach buggy concept has been inspired by the sea and sand, which clearly indicates towards the significance of this car’s name. Despite being very much similar to the Volkswagen Up, it appears distinctive thanks to the blackened Skoda signature butterfly front grille with vertical slats, a different front bumper and no roof as well.
The roof and doors of the conventional Up has been removed and there is a lid on the boot. And here comes the all-new Skoda Element concept. It also gets black stripes on hood and window giving it a sporty appearance. Apart from that, it gets bucket seats with leather trim. The raised suspension helps it in running over the sandy terrain and it gets wheel arches protection, sporty alloy wheels. The cabin gets a high-volume sound system as well.
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Power source for this Skoda Element concept model is the same electric motor from the e-Up that is capable of churning out 80 hp of peak power and 210 Nm of peak torque. The electric motor draws energy from an 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is capable of enabling the car to run a range of 159 kilometres. Skoda says that the Element beach buggy concept took 1,500 hours to be designed and create. It required 22 people to design and create the model.
Skoda Element Concept Gallery