Just a couple of days we brought you a spied pictures of upcoming Fabia sedan. Now a concept version of this sedan known as ‘MissionL concept’ has been unveiled by Skoda at the Frankfurt Motor show. The new concept is based on lengthened VW Polo Mechanicals. Skoda will place this new hatchback-cum-saloon in between Fabia and Laura.
Skoda says that the MissionL concept is very close to the series production design of a new sedan that will be launched in Europe, Russia and China in 2012. Before the end of 2011, the car will debut in India.
According to Autocar India Editor Hormazd Sorabjee, Skoda has decided against using the name Lauretta and plans to change the name yet again. Earlier the company was rumoured to name the C-segment sedan the Rapide. Now the mystery of the name will only be solved next month, but whatever the car is called, it looks stunning in its concept avatar.
“Intended exclusively for the Indian market, this car will start Skoda’s ‘Model Offensive’, an extensive project designed to help the brand increase its global annual sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2018,” Skoda said.
“We have taken a very purist approach to this design study – we have structured the surfaces simply, but impressively,” says Head of Skoda’s Design Department Jozef Kabaň about the philosophy of this concept. As a result, the vehicle has a strong, sporty look. “The design conveys straightforwardness and a youthful character. Life often becomes very complicated, and many people react by resorting to precision, high-quality materials and minimalism. The Skoda MissionL Concept offers all that,” adds Jozef Kaban.
Also see – Spied – Skoda Fabia Sedan in Mumbai
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