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Official: Škoda takes page from Audi’s playbook with VisionC concept

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Skoda VisionC

Škoda is not a brand we’d associate with excitement. Sure, it has thrown its hat in the performance ring with its vRS models, but even that’s been whittled down to just the Octavia vRS, and the Octavia, while competent, is hardly something worth getting excited over. But the Czech automaker is hoping to drum up some excitement at the Geneva Motor Show this year with the concept you see here.

Called the VisionC, it’s a conceptual five-door coupe bearing a strikingly similar form to the Audi A7 (or even the A5 Sportback), albeit with a Škoda badge in the nose. That form in and of itself is quite a departure for a brand that’s known for producing more practical vehicles. It’s based on VW’s MQB architecture, and is motivated by a flex-fuel 1.4-liter turbo four with just 109 horsepower on tap, but can run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas.

Apparently intended to show the way forward for Škoda design more than signaling a specific future model, the chances of the VisionC being put into production may be rather slim. But if this is a sign of things to come from VW’s Eastern European subsidiary, we just might have to add Škoda to our list of foreign brands we wish we could get our hands on.

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