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Skoda teases new Modern Solid design theme

Overnight Skoda announced a €1.1 billion profit despite sales going down 12.6 per cent, as well as an all-new design direction.

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Derek Fung
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It’s out with the old, and in with the new for Skoda.

The new Modern Solid design philosophy will be unveiled later this year, and will be applied first to the company’s next set of electric vehicles.

Outgoing Skoda CEO Thomas Schäfer said the new design language encapsulated the “rapidly changing demands” of its customers and allows the brand to “align itself more closely with their lifestyles”.

He claimed when the new design language is unveiled to the world, it will be “a real wow moment – both for our customers and for our competition, too”.

Schäfer is leaving Skoda at the end of March to become the CEO of the Volkswagen brand.

To go with today’s announcement the company revealed a teaser of an upcoming crossover — possibly a concept — sitting behind a frosted pane of glass.

Up front it looks as though the car features thin vertical LED headlights and a blocked off grille, the latter befitting an all-electric vehicle.

Along the sides the new car seems to feature smoother and rounder surfacing than current cars. Unlike today’s Skodas, this vehicle doesn’t feature a prominent shoulder crease.

The new surface treatment contrasts starkly to the upright ending of the rear quarter window and the squared off wheel arch protectors.

The tail lights look to be quite thin, while the bottom half of the tailgate seems to rather blunt and vertical.

Given how practical this vehicle seems to be, it’s likely it will be a near-production concept for one of three EVs Skoda is planning to launch before 2030.

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Derek Fung
Derek Fung

Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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