Automakers from near and far will soon descend upon Geneva for the rapidly approaching motor show. And that, for one, includes Skoda.
The Czech automaker has big plans for its display at Europe’s premier auto expo, including a new concept, a refreshed production model, a more luxurious crossover, and some smaller updates to a smattering of other vehicles in its lineup.
Without a doubt, the focus of Skoda’s Geneva roster will be the Vision X – a crossover concept that envisions a smaller counterpart to the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs. The “urban crossover” concept also embodies the marque’s latest design language and an as-yet undefined electified powertrain.
The Vision X will appear alongside the Kodiaq L&K edition that channels the spirit of the company’s founders with more upscale accoutrements. There’ll be a facelifted version of the Fabia as well, powered exclusively by a tiny 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine producing as little as 60 horsepower and as much as 110.
Skoda’s performance-oriented Octavia RS will debut a new Challenge Plus package. While the exact details have not yet been disclosed, it promises “exclusive design and equipment features for both the interior and exterior” to go with its 245-metric-horsepower engine and electronic differential.
Meanwhile the top-of-the-line Superb sedan will now be made available with a 272-ps engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, as well as new safety features and ambient lighting connected to the drive mode. Finally, Skoda will be extending its new digital instrument panel from the Karoq rto the Octavia, Superb, and Kodiaq.
Not a bad lineup, in short, and we’ll look forward to bringing you more from Skoda and the Geneva show in the coming weeks.