We’ve seen a few official sketches of the Skoda Vision X concept car, which is a compact ‘urban SUV’ that will sit below Skoda’s Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs. It will debut at next month’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Now, the Czech brand has revealed some interesting technical details on the showcar, which proposes a hybrid drive using compressed natural gas (CNG), petrol and electric.

The combination of a CNG and petrol-powered drivetrain and two electric motors keeps CO2 emissions low at only 89 g/km, besides offering spontaneous power delivery and increased agility. The Vision X drives with front, rear or four-wheel drive as needed.

The internal combustion engine is a 1.5-litre TSI G-TEC four-cylinder turbo designed for use with CNG. The CNG drive produces 130 hp and 250 Nm. One gas tank is located under the rear seat, the second behind the rear axle. The CNG unit drives the front axle, while an electric motor drives the rear axle whenever needed, such as when taking off or to improve traction on smooth surfaces and off-road.

Powered by a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, the electric motor can power the car for two kilometres and provides 70 Nm of torque from standstill. The other motor is a belt-driven starter-generator in front. The Vision X is Skoda’s first AWD vehicle without a cardan shaft. This means lower weight and the e-motor only starting when needed.

Skoda says that rear-wheel-drive mode brings 1,000 Nm to the road (we have no idea how), and the model has a range of up to 650 km thanks to the additional petrol reserve tank. 0-100 km/h is in 9.3 seconds on to a top speed of 200 km/h.

Skoda says that electro-mobility plays a crucial role in its global growth strategy. The electrification of Skoda’s model range will start in 2019 with the introduction of a plug-in hybrid Superb. The plant in Mlada Boleslav will also be producing electrical components for the plug-in hybrid models of several VW Group brands from next year, while the first fully electric Skoda production vehicle will follow shortly afterwards.