The Vision RS concept provides clues about the next design phase of future RS performance models while potentially forming the base for a future compact model.
Skoda has released the design sketches of its Vision RS concept ahead of the car's Paris debut in October later this year. While the Vision RS sheds some light on the next design phase of Skoda's RS performance model range, it has also opened the gates for a future compact model from the Czech marque.
Based on the released sketches, the concept seems to be built keeping in mind some pretty hardcore aerodynamics. The well-defined front along with the slim and sharp headlights, coupled with a rear design built around a protruding diffuser and a roof spoiler integrated into the roofline all point towards a design meant for performance vehicles. The Skoda Vision RS is 4,356mm long and 1,810mm wide, with a height of just 1,431mm and a wheelbase of 2,650mm. These dimensions indicate that the Vision RS is considerably bigger than Skoda's previous hatchback, the Fabia.
The Vision RS serves another purpose: Building on Skoda's 117-year-old motorsport tradition. The RS letter combination came into existence specifically for the 180 and 200 rally models in 1974. Followed by the success of the 130 RS, the name became globally renowned. From the year 2000, it became a household term for denoting the performance models of Skoda.