The styling of Skodas is set to become considerably more daring in the future, according to one of the company’s chief designers.
Having carved out a brand identity of good value, honest cars under the ownership of Volkswagen, the Czech firm is now looking to add more flair to each model, according to Karl Neuhold, the man behind the new Superb estate.
“We are going towards something more avant-garde, something special, these cars will make you feel well-dressed” he told Autocar. “We are a proud brand, and although there will still be the traditional values such as spaciousness, we are going to add more fun.”
Models like the new next Octavia will push forward this new design direction, with styling that is not a simple evolution of the current car.
“The next Octavia will be a big step forwards,’” said Neuhold.
Although nothing is in the pipeline the company at present, the idea of a Skoda sports car has not been ruled out.
“First we must do the homework, then when we are established we can look at niche products," he said.