EXCLUSIVE – Bologna LIVE: Skoda Mission L revealed image

The Czech based car manufacturer Skoda has introduced its Mission L Concept in Italy, at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show.

After the Skoda Mission L has been officially presented earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the Czech automaker Skoda has decided to introduce its new concept car in Italy, at the 36th edition of the Bologna Motor Show, putting an accent on the fact that it’s a fully functional vehicle. The Skoda Mission L is supposed to enter production as a low-cost model, a possible rival to the Renault and Dacia Logan, but the manufacturer still didn’t provide any details about its performance or features.

Rumors say that the production version of the Mission L will be powered by units below 1.6 liters in naturally aspirated forms, in an attempt for Skoda to keep the production costs low and offer its model at a price close to its future competitors. The new Skoda Mission L will be placed between the Fabia and the Octavia and will be sold at first in markets like Russia, China and India, but the European version will most likely get better quality materials and a larger cabin.

Even if the Skoda Rapid, which recently went into production, doesn’t seem to have anything in common with the Mission L, the two models are part of Skoda’s attempt to accomplish its goal of increasing global annual sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2018 and to present a new car every six months over the next few years.