Skoda has revealed the Skoda MissionL Concept car it plans to unveil at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The MissionL will spawn a new production model, targeted at small cars like the Ford Focus.
According to reports, the production version of the MissionL will be called the Skoda Lauretta and feature a similar design to the MissionL Concept. It will also offer similar proportions and specifications to cars like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. Skoda describes the new model as a "compact liftback".
The new model will slot in between the current Skoda Fabia and the Skoda Octavia, coming in five-door sedan form only, at least initially. Up to 80 per cent of the MissionL Concept is said to be production ready, so what we see at the show will represent much of the upcoming production car.
As for the MissionL Concept details, Skoda is yet to release any. We assume most of the details will be concealed until the Frankfurt show, which kicks off next Tuesday.
The new Skoda Lauretta will be part of Skoda's plan to increase overall international sales from the current 762,600 units to 1.5 million units by 2018. The Skoda Lauretta will be sold in various international markets with revised specifications, including China and India. A four-door version may also be on the cards for some markets..
Look out for our full coverage of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next week. It all starts on September 13. In the meantime, feel free to tell us what you think of the new model.