Skoda will bring the VisionS concept car (S for SUV) to the upcoming Geneva motor show. The showcar represents Skoda’s “new, modern design language in the SUV segment” and hints at how the VW brand’s future SUV could look.

With a length of 4,700 mm, width of 1,910 mm and height of 1,680 mm, the VisionS is bigger than today’s Skoda Yeti. At the front, the bonnet relies on the creative use of plastics, with contours flowing towards the logo. The wide grille and four tapered, high-set LED headlights characterise the face of the VisionS. Crystalline elements in the vertical struts in the grille and on the logo are Skoda’s tribute to the Czech art of crystal-glass design.

Skoda VisionS, click to enlarge

The side view shows a strong SUV character with a sharp tornado line, angular wheel arches and the upper-shoulder contour that forms a deep groove over the sills. The sloping roofline with a long spoiler and tapered rear visually accelerate the car.

The rear of the VisionS incorporates a diffuser insert bordering the large exhaust pipes. The Skoda logo and shallow rear lights with dynamically cut crystalline housings sit just beneath the low rear window. The brand’s characteristic C-arm, beginning at the rear lights, runs into the flat reflectors in the bumper.

In the video above, which is the first of four, Skoda chief designer Jozef Kaban and his team explains what drives and inspires them in the development of the Czech brand’s design language. First seen on the VisionC study in 2014 and used for the current Fabia and Superb, the design language is all about aesthetics, functionality and crystalline effects, as you will see in the video.