New pictures of the Skoda VisionD concept car have been released by the Czech manufacturer. These latest images of the VisionD, which was first unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March 2011, highlight the design cues that will inform all future Skoda cars.
The concept is a mid-size fastback with crisp lines and a new grille that Skoda’s chief designer, Josef Kaban, described as “proud, confident, but not arrogant”. Several cues, including headlight/foglight locations that resemble a four-leaf clover and rear lights that look like “bohemian crystal”, will make it onto production cars.
The long wheelbase design with short overhangs also allows for greater interior space. The futuristic interior includes clear glass on the centre console and a reduction in the amount of switchgear. The dials, seats and steering wheel form part of the futuristic look, while most of the interior controls appear to be carried out by a small touchpad facing the driver and positioned on the edge of the centre console.
The VisionD shares key design features with the MissionL concept that was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September. The VisionD could reach production as a hatchback version of the MissionL, which itself is close in size to the current Octavia.
Skoda is planning to unveil a new car every six months as it overhauls its model range. The new Octavia, which will be Skoda’s biggest-selling model in the new range when it’s launched in late 2012/early 2013, will grow in size to fit between MissionL and the Superb.
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