Skoda has unveiled a pickup concept designed by a team of 23 apprentices aged 17 to 18 at the Skoda Academy in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic.
Based on the Fabia hatchback the concept car follows on from the Skoda Citijet, a similar concept project designed by the Skoda Academy. It will make its public debut at the GTI Meeting in Worthersee this May but will not go in to production.
The pickup sits on the same 18in wheels as the Skoda Octavia RS and is powered by Skoda's 1.2 TSI 121bhp petrol engine paired with a seven-speed DSG. The students initially wanted to power the FUNstar with a 1.8 TSI petrol engine but it was deemed too large for the pickup.
The sporty themed interior features a sports steering wheel and seats, as well as an uprated 1400W sound system with a 200W subwoofer. The touchscreen infotainment system is compatible with all smartphones. A colour scheme of white and green was chosen to match the colours of the manufacturer, and the headlights of the Fabia were adapted to include green LED daytime running lights.