2014 Geneva: Skoda debuts VisionC Concept five-door coupe [Live Photos]

Article by Christian A., on March 4, 2014

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.

The rear end emphasizes the dynamic aspiration of the concept as well as the long wheelbase. The C-shaped taillights are divided into two parts, with the C being separated horizontally through the middle. The exterior design is completed by the 19-inch aluminum wheels.

In addition, state-of-the-art MQB technology, a close-to-production drive system, light weight and optimised aerodynamics all demonstrate great potential for ‘sensible’ individual mobility with optimized environmental values and the best possible value for money. Under the hood we find a 1.4 TSI engine that delivers 110 hp (81 kW) and offers a top speed of 214 km/h or 133 mph.

Fuel consumption is just 3.4 kg or 5.1 m3 natural gas per 100 kilometres, corresponding to a CO2 output of just 91 g. Inside, the Skoda VisionC Concept offers a glimpse of Skoda’s interior design of the future.

Striking interior features include a recurrent elegant interplay of convex and concave surfaces, precise lines and the use of top quality, state-of-the-art materials. In front of the driver there is a fully-programmable combined unit with a large 3D display.

Interior Design

The new Skoda VisionC serves a preview of the brand’s future interior styling. Overall, the interior and the exterior of the new VisionC harmoniously blend to form a dynamic and sleek vehicle. The interior of the new Vision C is marked by state-of-the-art high-quality materials, precise lines as well as elegant interplays between convex and concave surfaces.

While the VisionC comes with a coupe-like silhouette, it is remarkably spacious and comfortable inside, especially as it is provided with four individual seats. The interior features accentuated horizontals that help highlight its roominess while the instruments and controls of the new VisionC are laid out ergonomically. In addition, the infotainment system of the new VisionC sets new standards in data processing and in presenting relevant information on large displays.

Located just ahead of the driver is a programmable combined unit featuring a large three-dimensional display. The dashboard, meanwhile, comes with a touch-sensitive multimedia screen projecting from the dashboard.

The elegance and emotional value of the interior are furthered by back-lit accents as well as by finely polished glass structure that pays tribute to the art of the Bohemian glassmakers. Meanwhile, controls for the air-conditioning controls are located under the screen as well as on the decorative glass surface in the center console.

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