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2018 Paris Motor Show: Skoda Vision RS previews looks of future Skoda RS models

The RS designation at Skoda has been used to call model versions that bear the Czech brand’s sporty genes. Emotive and sporty in nature, these versions have been the result of the brand’s rich history of motorsport, which has already reached 117 years. Now, at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Skoda is presenting a new study that provides a glimpse into its future RS models – the new Skoda Vision RS.

According to Skoda, the new Vision RS demonstrates how its RS could appear in future, conveying a good blend of sportiness, sustainability and functionality. After all, the new Vision RS isn't just an ordinary RS as its core is served by an electrified drivetrain – a combination of a conventional engine and an electric motor. Furthermore, the new Vision RS also foreshadows a new model in the compact car segment, where the Skoda Rapid and Rapid Spaceback is currently competing.

The new Vision RS essentially represents a completely new form of RS DNA. Its front end is defined by a sculptural bonnet with a Skoda logo made from illuminated crystal glass. The radiator grille features illuminated high-gloss black carbon-fiber slats, which comes in a new distinctive shape. The air inlet and spoiler mirror are shaped like the radiator grille, which is flanked by headlights consisting of four glass stones. The frontal lighting system of the Vision RS also includes narrow daytime running lights and fog lights. The side air outlets, air inlet grille and front spoiler are all made of carbon fiber.

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Skoda Sunroq Concept is the convertible SUV we did not expect

Of all automotive brands, the last automaker you could think to slap its badge on a convertible SUV, would probably be Skoda. But their new Sunroq is actually what that is - a droptop version of the compact Karoq, the latest concept to come from Mladá Boleslav. The concept actually began in October 2017 when a team of 23 students from Skoda’s own trade school got together to work on a one-off project.

Do not get us wrong though, because the automaker is not planning to chop off the compact crossover’s roof for a production version since the Sunroq will remain purely a concept car to demonstrate the skills of Skoda’s vocational school. These students are very talented and they took the roles of engineers and designers, but of course, actual professionals lent a helping hand during the development process of turning the Karoq into a convertible.

The Czech Republican crossover loses its model’s roof. However, they have kept the rear doors as well as the rear seats to maintain that high level of practicality you would expect from a Skoda. Of course, Skoda keeps it’s vehicle interesting, as you can see here, the automaker’s logo is projected onto the road by LEDs mounted underneath the concept’s front bumper. You can actually get those on the production Karoq where these are mounted underneath the front doors.

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Skoda modifies the Vision E Concept for 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Last April, Skoda revealed the Vision E Concept at the Auto Shanghai in China. But now, the zero emissions vehicle is set to make its European debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Except this time, it has received several minor visual changes that are borderline noticeable.

Some of the changes can be seen on the lower LED light bar up front where it now moves a little upwards toward the corners. The alloy wheels have also received an upgrade with its new design. Skoda only released a few photos of the upgraded Vision E concept so we do not know yet if the rear end had been changed as well. But looking into the cabin, the door panels and also the top of the dashboard around the touch screens seem to have received a new trim. The pattern on the bottom part of the dash has also been changed. It also appears that the center console has been revised as well. Overall, there are a couple of changes that have been done but most of them are not very obvious.

As you can see, the Vision E seems to be a preview of Skoda’s electrified future. But it isn’t just a preview of upcoming technology but also of the company’s crossover-coupe possibilities in the future. The concept that will be heading to Frankfurt will now be carrying a pair of electric motors that have 306 horsepower (225 kilowatts) at both the front and rear axles, enabling it to continue on to reach a top speed of 112 miles per hour (180 kilometers per hour).

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2017 Auto Shanghai Preview: Skoda to bring autonomous EV at the Vision E Concept premiere

Skoda announces its plans to begin sales of at least five electric vehicles by 2025. While doing its work, the Czech brand is also set to show off its Vision E Concept at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. For us, the Vision E’s debut this April will clearly represent the company’s green venture within the next several years.

Based on the initial sketches, Skoda’s concept EV bears the shape of an SUV along with an extremely remarkable exterior design. The five- seater coupe-like-SUV has this distinctly short front and rear overhangs, massive set of wheels with the absence of B-pillar just as in any other concepts.

Speaking with Automotive News in Europe, Skoda’s spokesperson explained the significant progression of their design—Skoda as we know started with the Vision S and now it has the Vision E concept.

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While it may take five more years before we can fully experience autonomous driving, the technology of electric vehicles is certainly way ahead. For that same reason, Skoda gears up for the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2017 this April.

After announcing the company’s electrification project, Skoda will finally bring out the EV concept for its official premiere. As stated by its CEO, Berhard Maier, the concept will show what Skoda’s electrical mobility will invariably appear. He added that the company is thrilled to “bring something new” at the Chinese expo.

The Vision S was initially revealed by Christian Strube, Skoda’s head for research and development. Although the concept is still stationed at company’s design headquarters, Skoda is more than ready to show it off next month at the exhibit.

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Skoda revealed that 26 students at the Skoda Academy have managed to create the Skoda Atero, their very own dream coupé. Unique, fully functional, and based on the compact Skoda Rapid Spaceback, this model is the third 'student car' to have been built from the brand’s vocational school. Skoda Board Member for Human Resources Bohdan Wojnar shared that similar to the previous model, the Atero is able to highlight the high level of manual skills and technological expertise displayed by the students.

He adds that the company thanks those who have supported this project. Skoda Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus meanwhile added that the students worked with commitment and great zeal for this project. As with past experiences, the result remains to be an emotive, great, and distinct vehicle that everyone involved can be very proud of. By being able to create a fully functional vehicle, the brand continues the tradition, though one that is still at its early stage.

It was in 2014 when a group created the ultra-compact CitiJet convertible. A year later, another team of students built the FUNSTAR pickup. The ultimate goal of this project has always been to encourage students to showcase their creativity and expertise. The project to create the Skoda Atero started during the latter part of 2015 with the team composed of 4 women and 22 men. The development and implementation of this concept were done at the brand’s own academy located in Mladá Boleslav.

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SKODA, the Czech car manufacturer known for modern car designs, unveiled its new show car – the SKODA VisionS – at the 2016 Geneva International Motors Show. A perfect mix of aesthetic, function and power, SKODA said that the new SUV will showcase its new, modern design language which the company adopted back in 2014 with the introduction of its VisionC design.

The new SKODA VisionS (‘S’ stands for SUV) is the culmination of SKODA’s improvements in all its range of models, now currently focused on the SUV segment. According to the company, the new VisionS’ road presence will be instantly felt with its impressive dimensions of 4,700mm length, 1,910mm width, and 1,680mm height.

Already, it is touted as being larger than the Yeti Model. The large interior of the SUV highlights traditional values the SKODA brand is known for -- style and comfort. Featuring three rows of seats, it can comfortably seat six occupants in its luxurious and generous space.

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The Skoda CitiJet Concept car had its debut in the United Kingdom at the Goodwood Festival of Speed . The Citigo-based convertible was featured alongside the Yeti Xtreme and VisionC concept cars. For those who don't know the CitiJet was designed and created by 16 Skoda apprentices in Mladá Boleslav, as guided by Skoda head of design Jozef Kaban.

Challenged to create their dream car, the team gave birth to a striking cabriolet that merges a number of innovations as well distinct design features. The Citijet’s exterior features a unique two-tone metallic paintwork, 16-inch wheels and a hand-crafted rear spoiler.

The interior features a red-stitched, leather-trimmed steering wheel, bespoke seat trim and a dashboard panel in white and red. The Citijet’s cabin features a 300-watt sound system and music-reactive LED lighting. Skoda’s pavilion display at Goodwood – taking on a two-wheeled theme this year -- celebrates the brand’s cycling heritage.

Read the entire article Skoda Citijet Concept makes UK debut at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

For the 2014 Worthersee event, Skoda apprentices prepared the Citijet Concept under the arm of carmaker’s Head Designer Jozef Kaban. The result is actually a pretty looking car that shows that a city-convertible based on the Citigo can be a perfect addition to Skoda’s lineup.

The Skoda Citijet Concept comes with a distinctive metallic paintwork in blue/white and racy, features 16-inch alloy wheels painted in blue on the right side, while the left side offers white. It seems that the Volkswagen Group likes to chop off the roofs of their cars, as Seat also unveiled their Ibiza Cupster Concept that follows the same path.

In addition, there is a hand-made rear spoiler and a new exhaust system with two tailpipes, which links to the 1.0-liter MPI petrol engine that develops 75 hp (55 kW).

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It appears that Skoda aims to boost its image even further with the unveiling of the new VisionC Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The new five-door coupe features an emotionally-charged design as well as ultra-modern technical features, low emissions, light weight and optimized aerodynamics.

Skoda Chief designer Jozef Kaba and his team managed to achieve unique combination of soft, light contours, concave and convex surfaces as well as sharp, precise lines. The concept car’s front end features a wide radiator grille, distinctive LED headlights, triangular fog lights. In the lower area we see a large air inlet, while the bonnet is elongated and accentuated with longitudinal chamfering to the right and left.

From the side, the VisionC Concept shows a high tornado line, low-lying front windscreen, while the short overhangs emphasise the vehicle’s dynamic distinctiveness. Typically for a Skoda, the lower side window line slopes gradually backwards, sweeping down to the rear side window of the back door. Meanwhile, the designers made the handle ‘disappear’, as these are found directly under the tornado line.

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The new Skoda VisionS -- underpinned by the Volkswagen Group's modular transverse matrix (MQB) -- measures 4.70 meters in length, 1.91 meters in width and 1.68 meters in height, with a wheelbase of 2.79 meters.

As the first Skoda with six seats spread over three rows, the VisionS offers first-class comfort for every occupant. The first two rows offer plenty of head, leg and elbow room while the third row could accommodate two more occupants. Depending on how the seats were configured, the VisionS could carry up to 460 liters of boot. Moreover, it is much easier to load the cargo thanks to the low loading sill, high-lifting tailgate and flat floor. Furthermore, the new VisionS is laden with 'Simply Clever' features like bag hooks.

When Skoda unveiled the VisionC design study at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, it previewed a new emotional design for the brand, which eventually found its way into the Skoda Fabia and Superb. The VisionS now previews how this new emotional design would draw attention when applied in an SUV.

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As you may know already, back in December, we told you that Skoda will unveil the Octavia Coupe Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. Today, the Czech manufacturer confirmed the new car and released the first sketch with the new concept.

Dubbed VisionC Concept, the new car previews the Octavia Coupe Concept and features stylish LED headlights, the well-known Skoda front grille and a new set of big alloy wheels.

The production version is expected to be based on the Volkswagen CC and just like the German coupe, the Skoda Octavia five-door coupe is expected to feature frameless doors as well as an attractive design that will differentiate it from the standard version of the Octavia.

Read the entire article 2014 Geneva Preview: Skoda VisionC Concept makes us think at an Octavia CC

Skoda is preparing to surprise us with an Octavia Coupe Concept in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. According to AutoExpress, the new Octavia Coupe Concept will be based on the same MQB platform as the Octavia, featuring the same 1,868 mm wheelbase.

With a sleeker profile, just like the Volkswagen CC, Octavia Coupe will keep its booth space and will offer around 1,500 litres with the rear seats down. This would be an advantage comparing it with the premium four-door coupe such as the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe or the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

This new concept will actually preview a production version as Skoda aims to surpass one million units sold in 2013. Two new Skoda factories are currently being built in China as Skoda wants to sell 500,000 cars per year in this country, up from 235,700 in 2012.

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Skoda’s new MissionL Concept, which was launched at last September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, will take on the name Rapid when it starts selling in all markets except in China. This news was confirmed by the automaker at the Beijing Auto Show. The MissionL gives us a preview of the new Rapid model that will be crucial to Skoda’s plans when it starts production later this year.

This new model will be positioned on the gap between the Fabia and Octavia in the existing Skoda range. This five-door hatchback-come-saloon -- “compact liftback design” -- has dimensions comparable with those of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. This car is available in Europe, Russia and China.

By the end of 2012, Skoda will offer a separate four-door version for India. Skoda will have a regionalized version of the car for each market. Skoda says that this car will be a major contributor to its goal to attain annual worldwide sales of 1.5 million units by 2018. In 2011, Skoda had record-breaking sales of 762,600 units. Most of MissionL’s key design features will come from the VisionD concept from the 2011 Geneva motor show that has a similar size.

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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.

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After just a teaser, Skoda unveiled today the all-new MIssionL Concept, a new car that offers a preview of firm’s upcoming compact model, which will be launched in Europe, Russia and China in 2012. Honestly to tell you we do like this concept that looks inspired by the Vw Jetta, but unfortunately this will not be seen on the North American market.

Still, we have some good news as the deliveries on the Indian market will start in late 2011, as the MissionL is, according to Skoda, close to the production version.

“This premiere kicks off ŠKODA's model offensive for the coming years," said ŠKODA Board Chairman Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “This new compact model, along with other new products to follow, will enable us to accomplish our goal of increasing global annual sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2018. We are going to present a new car approximately every six months over the next few years.”

Read the entire article 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: Skoda MissionL Concept previews firm’s new compact model

Transmitting a Clear Signal with a New Logo and Unique Lights

The new, smart, and well-thought out logo is positioned in the middle of the car where it stands out and serves as the structure’s starting point. Showcasing its special status as it signifies quality and success, the placement intersects the bonnet’s horizontal line.

Four headlights symbolic of a four-leaf clover border the Škoda logo, thus creating a pleasing and practical expression of chemistry and warmth. Its C-shaped rear lights are distinctive of Škoda vehicles, which is an unmistakable characteristic whether in the daytime or during night time. The rear section's accurately rendered lighting design has become the Škoda Design Concept’s defining element.

Read the entire article Skoda says that Vision D Concept shows off future design direction

Skoda has taken the wraps off its Skoda Design Concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, providing a preview of the future design cues that might be found on its new models. The Czech carmaker has a number of fuel economy goals, and it is pursuing modern stylistic elements and the latest technology to achieve them. This new Skoda Design Concept hopes to underpin the carmaker’s growth strategy with defined features, optimal care and extreme attention to detail.

In particular, the concept identifies the brand’s characteristic styling elements, evolving them for use in the future. The Skoda Design Concept features a long wheelbase yet short overhangs -- elements that provide the vehicle with an amply spacious interior.

Because of its long wheelbase, short overhangs and dynamic roofline, the Skoda Design Concept assumes a high level of visual grandness. As proof of the concept’s sophisticated practicality, the tailgate has been smoothly integrated into the vehicle. Along with its characteristic interior modular design, the concept’s high degree of daily utility and practicality are Skoda’s traditional values now reinterpreted, albeit in a more sophisticated and contemporary form.

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Nissan has unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show a new concept vehicle which design and advance technology provides a glimpse of what customers can expected from Nissan’s next generation of crossovers. This new showcar – the all-new new Nissan IMQ concept vehicle – could be considered as an amalgamation of Japanese heritage with modern human-centric technology.

Design to cater to the European market, the new Nissan IMQ concept boasts of electrified propulsion, although the car itself isn't an electric vehicle. It features the next generation of e-POWER, which a 100-percent electric motor drive system allows for instant, linear acceleration. This system – designed to deliver 250 kW of max output and 700 Nm of peak torque -- is an evolution of the e-POWER technology found in the Nissan Note and Serena models in Japan. The new system directs output via a new multi-motor all-wheel-drive system. By combining e-POWER and AWD, the IMQ concept could excel even in low-grip conditions.

Aside from the next generation of the e-POWER, the new IMQ comes fitted an advanced prototype version of Nissan's ProPILOT driving assistance system and the carmaker’s Invisible-to-Visible technology that was revealed at the CES 2019. This new Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology allows drivers see around corners, as well as visualize information about traffic jams and determine optional routes.

Read the entire article Technology-laden Nissan IMQ Concept vehicle unveiled at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Alfa Romeo is signaling with pure clarity its intent to enter the compact utility vehicle segment with a new concept that is currently being displayed at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland. This new concept car – the new Alfa Romeo Tonale – combines practicality, dynamism, style as well as electrification.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale show car essentially marks a new milestone for the brands. It is the brand’s first compact SUV, albeit in concept form. Moreover, the Tonale is Alfa Romeo’s first entry into the world of electric cars, although in plug-in hybrid configuration. For customers, the new Tonale serves as preview for the Italian carmaker’s up and coming CUV.

Alfa Romeo actually announced last year its product road map for the period covering 2018 to 2022. Aside from its current offerings of six models – MiTo, Giulietta, Giulia, Stelvio, 4C Coupe and 4C Spider – the brand is planning to cover 71 percent of the premium market with the new Giulietta MCA, the production version of the Tonale, Giulia MCA (LWB), Stelvio MCA (LWD), GTV and the 8C.

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