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.