The Skoda VisionC concept that will be revealed at the upcoming Geneva motor show could preview a possible coupe-styled five-door liftback from the Czech brand.
The "five-door coupe" is Skoda's first foray into a truly style-focused model, and it seems as though the company is planning to offer such a car to buyers in the coming years, as it has made mention on several occasions that it will "renew and expand its model range".
As a statement from Skoda claims: "The design is becoming more expressive, dynamic and emotional and underpins the dawn of the brand. At the same time the five-door coupe concept demonstrates the possibilities in innovative and emotional chassis design".
Indeed, there are reports the car will be built from 2016 alongside the new-generation Octavia on which it's said to be based. The concept is built on Volkswagen Group's MQB modular underpinnings, and is believed to measure about 4700mm long and 1820mm wide.
At a glance, it would be easy to mistake the car for one of sister brand Audi's offerings - there are sharp, precise lines, bold headlights, a prominent grille and bumper treatment, triangulated tail-lights and a swooping roof leading to an A7-like boot tail. Even the wheels look to have been borrowed from the Ingolstadt brand's catalogue.
The above interior picture indicates the VisionC concept plays on Skoda's love of keeping things simple inside, with a broad two-tone dashboard, large central media screen, lower climate controls and neat cross-stitched leather trim on the seats. The company claims it "provides plenty of room for four people and their luggage".
Under the bonnet is Skoda's latest generation 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine which can run on petrol or compressed natural gas. Skoda says the 81kW powerplant produces just 91g/km of CO2. Any production version would likely also be offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines, and front- or all-wheel-drive.
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