When we first laid eyes on the initial computer renderings of the new Skoda VisionC Concept, we immediately thought about it as an affordable and smaller Czech iteration of the Audi A7 Sportback, and we’ll stick to that after seeing these real world images from the car, released before its world premiere in Geneva.
If you ask Skoda, it’s a five-door coupé, on account of the rear lift gate, plus a car that represents the next stage in Skoda’s design language whilst highlighting the brand’s intentions to enter more segments and niches to consolidate its position as an international high-volume manufacturer.
There’s also a lot of talk about the hows and whats from the VisionC’s design and styling elements both in and out in Skoda’s release, but no so much about the car’s technical details.
Skoda does say that the 4-seater model is built on the VW Group’s modular MQB platform and draws power from the 109 hp (110PS) 1.4-liter turbocharged bi-fuel engine running on either petrol or CNG (Compressed Gas), which allows for the top speed of 214km/h (133mph). In CNG mode, the concept consumes 3.4 kg or 5.1 m3 of natural gas per 100 kilometers, corresponding into a CO2 production of 91 g.
While no exterior dimensions were shared, we suspect from Skoda’s words that the VisionC was built to fill the gap between your more mundane 4.66m-long Octavia and 4.84m-long Superb models, so that should give you a sense of its size.