2011 Skoda MissionL Concept Unveiled, Previews Compact Sedan

When you play the teasing game with supercars all day long like we do, Skoda’s attempts of hiding a production car by calling it a concept look feeble. The Czech automaker is on a mission - to preview their future sedan at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show using a concept called the MissionL.
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The front end looks much like the 2011 Design Concept they brought to Geneva earlier this year. The way they’ve placed the chrome logo is the same, so it’s likely that future products will all have that beak-like nose that cuts into the grille.

When this car will enter production, it will sit in the range between the Fabia and Octavia. It will like be aimed at not only Europe and the ever growing Russian market, but also at China and India. Skoda even went as far as to say that this car will hit the Indian market by the end of the year, while the rest of the world will have their budget beater next year.

“We have taken a very pure approach to this design study – we have structured the surfaces simply, but impressively,”
says Skoda Board of Directors Member for Technological Development Eckhard Scholz. “The car has a strong, sporty look which conveys a beautiful simplicity and a youthful and contemporary appearance. Many people look for clean, minimalistic lines, and the MissionL concept offers all that.”

Engines will of course be market dependent, with India likely to be kept happy by 1.6-liter normally aspirated units. But the European market should see the usual forced induction mills.

“This new compact model, along with other new products to follow, will enable us to accomplish our goal of increasing global annual sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2018. We are going to present a new car approximately every six months over the next few years,” said Skoda Board Chairman, Winfried Vahland.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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