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.
Highlighting the stylish commitment of the Skoda Design Concept is its glossy grille featuring fine slats that resemble taut harp strings. One of the new visual highlights of the Skoda Design Concept is its newly arranged and structured logo mounted in the middle of the car. This Skoda logo serves as the starting point for all the contours, intersecting the horizontal line of the bonnet.
Flanking the logo are four headlights, giving the front end of the Skoda Design Concept a four-leaf clover-like appearance. This clover-like appearance provides the Skoda Design Concept with a stylish yet practical expression.
The concept also features the C-shaped rear lights featured on every Skoda vehicle, thereby serving as the rear section's defining element. On the other hand, the sleek yet sporty silhouette of Skoda Design Concept highlights a superb light and shadow play created by the sharp wedge-shaped line. It also features a solid side profile, as marked by the complementary aesthetic portrayal between the rear edge of the door and bottom front area of the side mirror.
As proof of the concept’s high design value and attention to detail, one can find small grooves just above the rear bumper that links the rear lights to the license plate holder. This creates triangular elements that define the car’s precision, character and individuality. On another exciting note, the cabin of the Skoda Design Concept is generously roomy and practical as well as sophisticated – attributes typical of the brand.
This precisely created interior makes use of quality materials and elegant shapes and form. In fact, the Skoda Design Concept makes use of crystal glass – an idea that reflects its special connection to Czech culture, art and craftsmanship.
Moreover, the interior of the Skoda Design Concept is accentuated by a friendly ambience courtesy of pleasant lightning. As it is, the new Skoda Design Concept clearly paves the way for the brand’s culture with its dynamic forms and shapes that do not only stimulate imagination but allow the Czech carmaker to achieve its goals of attaining economic growth while preserving established strengths like performance, value and precision.