Skoda offers sneak peek of its future vision
(Relaxnews) – The Vision C concept, which will make its official debut in Geneva, offers an exciting glimpse of Skodas to come.
It’s been a long time since Skoda was the butt of every single joke about unreliable motoring or badly built and designed cars. Since the company’s takeover by Volkswagen, it has totally reversed its brand image and the Skodas of today are notable for their attention to detail, quality and, above all, reliability.
However, for many motoring fans, the brand still isn’t exactly associated with exciting or cutting edge design. But if the Vision C, or something like it, does go from concept and into production, that association is also likely to change, fast.
Like its other Volkswagen-owned stable mates Audi and Seat, Skoda is looking at how convex and concave surfaces can have a huge impact on an otherwise simple design with strong lines.
The Vision C also indicates that Skoda is one of a growing number of carmakers that believe a car that’s practical for all of the family shouldn’t have to conform to the two- or three-box design. Why can’t it be an elegant coupé, albeit one with four doors and a big luggage space?
As well as design language, the car will also showcase the company’s efforts to increase fuel efficiency and cut pollution. It will be on display with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that can be fueled by compressed natural gas or petrol and is already capable of meeting the EU’s CO2 emission standards for the year 2020.