Škoda will use the 2016 Geneva auto show to reveal its VisionS concept, which previews the styling of an upcoming three-row family crossover from the Volkswagen Group brand. The concept car builds on the new Škoda styling language revealed by the striking Vision C sedan concept shown at the 2014 Geneva show.
Autocar reports that the crossover will go on sale in Europe next year as the Škoda Kodiak, and that it will be priced to compete with cars like the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe. A production version of the VisionS will reportedly be built on Volkswagen Group’s MQB flexible platform, and though Škoda doesn’t sell cars in the U.S., it may be related to the Volkswagen three-row crossover that is slated to go into production in Tennessee for the U.S. market.
At 185.0 inches long and 66.1 inches tall, the Škoda VisionS concept is close in size to crossovers like the aforementioned Santa Fe and Sorento. Similar to the Vision C, the concept’s nose features Škoda’s wide chrome-trimmed grille, a large rectangular lower air intake, and narrow, angular LED headlights.
Sharp creases and indentations help break up the car’s bodysides, while black-plastic cladding around the wheel arches hints at this car’s active-lifestyle inclinations. A roof spoiler sits atop a liftgate that has a pronounced concave treatment below the rear window, with two large exhaust tips poking out from the rear bumper.
Stay tuned to see how Škoda VisionS will morph into a production model for Europe, and whether it will bear much resemblance to Volkswagen’s forthcoming U.S.-market crossover.