While they may have skipped the Auto Expo this time, the blokes at Skoda are not shying away from sharing a brand new design study with us right in the middle of the Auto Expo. The Czech carmaker has communicated their new, modern design language in the SUV segment with their Vision S. Revealed at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, the design study hints at how the future SUVs from Skoda may look like. The design study also hints at the shape of the 7-seater Kodiak SUV slated for an India launch once it rolls off the production line.
Featuring a sharp, slim pair of headlamps, along with a smart looking bumper / air dam, the Vision S is a clean, but muscular design. According the official statement by Skoda “the design represents a good balance of aesthetics, power and functionality.” The design also features the signature Skoda grille along with a clean, but pronounced character line on the side.
Over recent years, Skoda has completely renewed and expanded their model range. The company states that the next phase will involve broadening the range of models in the SUV segment. The company unveiled their new design language in 2014 with the VisionC design study. The brand is now focusing more on the SUV segment. The VisionS, where ‘S’ stands for SUV, shows how the brand’s future SUV could look like.
The new SUV will be bigger than the Yeti, and will be 4.70 meters long, 1.91 meter wide and 1.68-meter-high. Inside, the VisionS features three rows of seats, offering a generous amount of room for six passengers.
The wide grille and four high-set LED headlights characterize the face of the show car, emphasizing the vehicle’s SUV character. The logo and the vertical struts in the grill are characterized by crystalline elements – which is tribute to the Czech art of crystal glass design.
The wheel arches are angular, emphasizing the off-road character. The upper-shoulder contour forms a deep groove over the sills. The sloping roofline with the long spoiler add some dynamism to the car even while stationary.
At the rear, the sculpted look continues with large exhaust pipes, giving the large SUV a visually powerful stance on the road. The Skoda logo and shallow rear lights with dynamically cut crystalline housings sit just beneath the low rear window. The C-graphic tail-lights, beginning at the rear lights – run into the flat reflectors in the bumper.
Check out the three images of the study shared with us by Skoda, and do let us know your thoughts