- Skoda Vision C has crystal glass in the radiator
- Individual seats in the rear
- Crystal glass in the grille
Skoda Vision C has crystal glass in the radiator
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Skoda is giving a glimpse into the brand’s future design line with the Vision C study at the Geneva Motor Show.
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The five-door mid-range coupe appears much more dynamic than the current models, has sharp edges on the body and looks out narrow… LED headlights.
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The Skoda Vision C is powered by a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 109 hp designed for natural gas and petrol. The consumption in CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) operation is a figure …Czechs with 3.5 kg of natural gas over 100 kilometers.
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Numerous elements of the design should also be found in the new edition of the brand flagship Superb expected for 2015, which will then be on the extended MQB platform of the… VW Passat will stand.
The Czechs are showing a sporting vision of the future in Geneva. This could be their future top model and an attack on BMW 6 Series, Mercedes CLS and Audi A7.
Vreasonable family fathers, thrifty philistines, clever fleet managers and stingy newcomers have made Skoda the most successful import brand in the republic. But now the Czech VW subsidiary is heading for new shores and is vying for the beauties of the middle class with the brand’s first coupe in the modern era.
At the Geneva Motor Show, there is therefore a very sleek four-door model with economical lines, which could become a promising challenger for the VW CC, the Audi A7 or maybe even the Mercedes CLS and the BMW 6 Series in a year or two.
Placed between Octavia and Superb and constructed from the "modular transverse construction kit", the elegant luxury liner attracts with a beautiful silhouette with four frameless doors, a face that expresses determination with a flatter, lower grille, more contours on the hood, sharp headlights and a provocatively wide rear that gets by without any adornment.
Individual seats in the rear
The dynamics so lovingly worked out by head of design Jozef Kaban could also be reflected under the hood. The trade fair model is only available on comparatively modest 19-inch wheels, does not have spoilers or sills and even does without a visible exhaust, because muscle play is to be reserved for the RS models in the future and a gas drive is at work here.
But 300 PS for the gasoline and 250 PS for the diesels are now available in the kit and are definitely enough to even compete with the premium models from Stuttgart or Munich.
The trunk lid extends far into the roof and reveals a huge trunk, and of course the ice scraper is under the fuel filler flap of this car too. “Just because you emphasize the emotions doesn’t mean you have to do without the functions right away,” says Skoda man Kaban.
At least for the performance in Geneva, he even came up with a few special details. So that the rear passengers do not feel like they are sitting in the back, they don’t just sit on comfortable individual armchairs. They also look at their own touchscreen, which whizzes out of the headrest of the person in front with the push of a button and then transmits the image from the on-board camera, just like in an airplane.
Crystal glass in the grille
“With this perspective, you also feel like you are in the front row in the rear,” says Kaban. And if you don’t like that, you can simply hide the screen and look outside with your own eyes through the wide opening in the front seat.
There are also illuminated struts made of hand-cut crystal glass in the radiator grille for the show effect, which can also be found in the interior, for example in the door panels. And because the craftsmanship was so important to him, he also had the dresser seat shells sewn by hand.
Officially, the coupe is just a study. It is not for nothing that the “Vision C” logo is emblazoned on the license plate. And if you ask the Skoda team about the sense of the showpiece, the first answer is a reference to the 2015 Superb successor to which this car should be stylistically in the right mood.
But if you ask a little further, then suddenly the idea of the four-door coupe also gets a good deal of traction, and instead of would, could, would, you suddenly hear has, can or will. It can of course also be due to the foreign language. But the longer and lovingly Kaban raves about his design, the more often the subjunctive falls by the wayside. But maybe it is simply because the first Skoda has long been a done deal for aesthetes.
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