If you exclude Skoda's conceptual Tudor from 2002 that was based on the first generation of the Superb, itself a rebadged Passat B5 with a longer wheelbase, the last time the Czech automaker had a coupe model in its range was in 1990 with the poorly built and designed Rapid.
The 1980s Rapid (not to be confused with Skoda's newer small sedan) was often called "the poor man's Porsche" because of its rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, though that's where the similarities ended.
The presentation of the almost production ready Mission L Concept sedan at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show sparked rumors about the development of more body styles. These were further fueled by remarks from Skoda board member Eckhard Scholz who said the company is indeed thinking about expanding the range of the series that has not yet been named.
With this in mind, Svet Motoru commissioned these renderings of a coupe version of the Mission L featuring a fastback styling similar to that of the Rapid, which could enter the European market at an affordable price.
The Coupe would be offered with the same engine lineup as the Mission L sedan, including a variety of turbocharged petrol and diesel units.
You can take a look at the images in more detail in our high-resolution gallery that follows below and if you like, share your thoughts about the project in the comments area.
Photo Credits: Svet Motoru