We can’t say for sure if it will lead to a production version, but if you want to know what Skoda’s new cars will look like in around three years’ time, then you need to look at the styling cues on the Vision C concept.
You’ll undoubtedly have noticed that the 2011 Vision D concept’s face and traits have been transferred onto the Czech automaker’s entire range – it made the Yeti appear a little bit fresher, but didn’t quite do the trick with the slightly awkward-looking Superb.
So, we can all rest assured that, when the current Skoda flagship is put to rest, let’s give two years tops, the car that will be replacing it, will borrow the design language of the VisionC, and that’s good news.
First up for replacement, though, is the dated-looking Fabia (launched in 2007), and it could possibly use some of this year’s Geneva concept’s design cues, because it needs them, as it’s doing battle with a collection of very stylish superminis – who wants a slightly smaller Rapid Spaceback that looks exactly the same? I don’t and neither should Skoda.
They’ve already partly ruined the next Fabia by announcing it won’t come in peppy vRS trim as of the next gen.
There is some glimmer of hope for it, though, as we also know that it will be previewed by its own “design study” that will be shown at different major motoring venue this year, possibly in Paris.
By Andrei Nedelea
Video courtesy of EVO