Skoda Vision RS concept teased ahead of Paris debut

Czech brand gives us a first look at its Vision RS concept, showcasing design language for future vRS models

This is our first glimpse at Skoda’s Paris Motor Show star, the Vision RS concept. Previewed in an official sketch, the concept will be fully unveiled alongside the Kodiaq vRS in the French capital in October.

The Czech firm is being tight lipped on technical details for now, but has said the concept point towards the next design phase of its upcoming vRS models.

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More interestingly, Skoda also confirmed the concept points towards a future compact car from the brand. The dimensions of the concept, 4,356mm long, 1,810mm wide and 1,431mm tall, put the car firmly into the same space as models such as the VW Golf, Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus.

Auto Express understands the concept is thinly veiled glimpse at the replacement for the current Skoda Rapid. Such is the transformation the hatchback will undergo it’s understood that Skoda will take the opportunity to give its Astra rival a new name, too.

Presented as a vRS model, it also indicates Skoda will develop a fully fledged Golf GTI rival. The concept features familiar vRS design cues such as the turbine alloy wheels and deep front bumpers, but the use of carbon fibre detailing and crystal-like taillights could be the next steps in Skoda design language.

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