The Czech automaker, thumb part of the German Volkswagen Group, has recently caught our attention with a bunch of teasers depicting its upcoming VisionS concept that will be introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The carmaker is in need of a new crossover/SUV for some time now – especially after the numerous reports the Yeti model will not have a follower – and now the brand appears to be ready to deliver a new high-riding model. Of course we’re initially treated to the concept preview that will hint at the production model to follow in the footsteps of the VisionS design study. The styling is not really surprising since we already saw some of the lines being worn by Skoda’s 2014 VisionC concept (though modified to handle the new body style) – the VisionS will feature a three-row cabin configuration with space for up to six persons. Physical dimension are already known: the model sports a total length of 185 inches (4.7 meters), is 75.1 inches (1.91 meters) wide and will grow up to 66.1 inches (1.68 meters) in height.
We have here an appealing design job though, with an angled roofline and the usual concept-style massive alloy wheels tucked beneath large square arches. We have a front fascia that keeps the Skoda design style but comes with sleeker LED headlights and a slightly modified version of the corporate grille matching up to the wide lower grille. The back puts an emphasis on the LED taillights that make up the traditional “C” graphics and for added aggressiveness we are welcomed by the roof-mounted spoiler and double oval exhaust tips housed inside the large bumper. The production version is expected to come up really quickly – in October during the Paris Motor Show wearing the “Kodiak” badge and riding on the MQB platform just like the new generation VW Tiguan.