With the debut of the Škoda Vision RS concept at the 2018 Paris Motor Show the brand will provide a first glimpse of a future compact car while ringing in the next design phase for its sporting RS model range. Ahead of the world premiere In October, the Czech brand is releasing design sketches aimed at conveying a first impression of this dynamic concept car. In addition, a video illustrates how the Škoda Vision RS is taking shape in the design department headed by lead designer Oliver Stefani. Even the rough sketches reveal that a key part of this vehicle concept is about aerodynamics. The front is precisely defined. With its slim headlights, it feels very dynamic.
The rear is dominated by a diffuser and an aerodynamically optimised roof spoiler. Incorporating clear motor racing references, this car conveys a taste of the next design phase of the RS performance models while building on Škoda’s 117-year-old motorsport tradition. The home of Škoda Design is a villa built in 1890 on the banks of the Jizera river in the Česana area of Mladá Boleslav. It’s part of the advanced and tightly guarded Technology Centre, which was moved to Česana in 2008 and modernised again in 2015. This is where futurist technology and tradition meet in idyllic surroundings to generate a very special atmosphere conducive to creative work. And it is here that lead designer Oliver Stefani, along with 150 employees from 26 countries, is developing the brand design language of the future.