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Geneva Preview: Skoda VisionC Concept

SKODA VisionC 0 600x366 at Geneva Preview: Skoda VisionC Concept

Skoda released the first pictures and details of its new concept car, headed for Geneva Motor Show debut. Traditionally, all Skoda concepts are lookalikes, because the designers are adamant they must showcase the brand’s identity, and the 2014 VicionC concept is no exception. It does, however, a nice new green paint job.

Being green is not the only virtue of the Skoda VisionC Concept, though. The car also utilizes lightweight materials, new technology features, and a CNG/petrol hybrid powertrain – all of which could be used to make future production cars better and more advanced.

Skoda VisionC is, according to the Czech car maker, a five-door coupe. The fifth door is a big rear hatch that doubles as a trunk. The car boasts an expressive and dynamic design, with lots of concave and convex surfaces, as well as sharp edges and a low roof. Looking at the car you can’t help but think of certain Audi models, chiefly the A7 Sportback.

Mechanically, Skoda VisionC is built upon Volkswagen’s MQB platform and is powered by a CNG/petrol bivalent 1.4 TSI/81 kW turbo engine. This system not only offers great driving range, with CO2 emissions of only 91 g/km it can meet EU2020 pollution standards.

“We are signalling the next stage in the evolution of SKODA’s design language with ‘SKODA VisionC’, and thus highlighting the dawn of the brand.  The vehicle demonstrates the company’s outstanding design and engineering expertise, and underpins the dynamism and value of one of the world’s longest-established automotive companies,” says Prof. Dr. h.c. Windried Vahland, SKODA CEO.

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