Skoda VisionD Concept: new photos released

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 15, 2011

Skoda has released a new set of images for the Skoda VisionD Concept car, which debuted in March 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. These newest images emphasize the design cues on the mid-size fastback that will be used on all future Skoda cars. It features crisp lines and a new grille that Josef Kaban, Skoda’s chief designer, referred to as “proud, confident, but not arrogant.”

The production cars will be getting a number of cues such as headlight/foglight locations that look like a four-leaf clover and rear lights that have the appearance of a “bohemian crystal.” It also offers greater interior space due to its long wheelbase design with short overhangs.

The futuristic interior elements include clear glass on the centre console and a drop in the amount of switchgear as well as the dials, seats and steering wheel. Meanwhile, majority of the interior controls are carried out by a small touchpad that faces the driver and is set on the edge of the centre console.

The sporty silhouette of the Škoda Design Concept helps highlight how the interplay of shadow and light gives it that sharp wedge-shaped line. This allows it to put attention on the balanced proportions. Looking at its side, it is clear it is well-rendered as well. This is proven by simply looking at the door’s rear which is matched by the bottom part of the side mirror’s front area, giving it a whole new aesthetic feel.

Indeed, what this concept car actually does is to first single out the brand’s characteristic design elements with the second leading it to the future. Without a doubt, the Škoda Design Concept symbolizes high design value up to the finest of details. In order for auto architecture to succeed, the overhangs need to be short and the wheelbase long.

This is because the space in the interior is guaranteed to be average. Combining this with a dynamic roof line, the result is a vehicle that offers visual majesty that is a degree higher. By being able to smoothly integrate the tailgate, it highlights this model’s refined practicality. Škoda has long been known to come out with models that have a unique modular design for the interior with high everyday utility value.

These are still present in the Škoda Design Concept but have been reinterpreted for this modern age. Its grille has that shiny finish and fine slats that look like tight harp strings that exemplify the aesthetic blueprint of the brand.

On top of the bumper in the rear are small grooves which connect the license plate holder with that of the rear lights. The result is triangular elements that display the precision that brings to mind cut crystal. It also helps give the car individuality and character. The concept car comes with the new logo and as it is structured clearly and newly arranged, it manages to stand out in the vehicle’s center and also serves as the point where the curves start.

This logo intersects with the bonnet’s horizontal line, underscoring its special status which is that it is a symbol not only of quality but success as well. On its sides are the four headlights which look like a 4-leaf clover, albeit symbolic.

It gives the Škoda Design Concept a practical yet pleasant expression and shows chemistry and warmth. As expected from a Škoda, the rear lights come in a C-shape, which is immediately recognizable, be it in morning or during the night.

For the Škoda Design Concept, the defining component of the rear section would be on how precise the lighting architecture has been rendered.

Topics: skoda, concept

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