X-Tomi Design envisioned a future compact four-coupe from Skoda, dubbed the Garde
X-Tomi Design envisioned a future compact four-coupe from Skoda, dubbed the Garde by the artist. The virtual project is based on the VisionC design study, fully revealed by the Czech company during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Skoda still hasn’t confirmed a production model is coming soon but chances are it could be introduced next year or in 2016. The upcoming stylish four-door coupe will be slotted between the Octavia and Superb in the company’s lineup.
The vehicle, probably based on the same MQB platform as the Octavia, could be offered with a wide range of petrol and diesel units. The Vision C concept was powered by a four-cylinder 1.4-liter TSI engine with 110 PS (81 kW). This is an Euro 6-compliant unit, running on compressed natural gas (CNG) and consuming 3.4 kg/100 km and emitting 91 g/km of CO2.
Last time Skoda used the Garde nameplate was approximately 30 years ago, when a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive car with that name was assembled by Czechoslovakian manufacturer AZNP in Kvasiny. It featured a 1.2-liter petrol unit and a 4-speed manual gearbox.