- The Vision RS Concept will be revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
- The concept will spawn Skoda’s new compact car which will also get the RS performance treatment.
- The cabin looks futuristic and functional in the design sketches.
Skoda will arrive at the 2018 Paris Motor Show with two RS-badged showcars. One of them is the Kodiaq RS which broke the Nurburgring lap record and the other is a new Vision Concept, called the Vision RS. This new concept will preview Skoda’s new compact car which we think might be the new-gen Fabia. The newest teaser shows the concept car’s interior which will subsequently be seen in future Skoda models.
The cabin, in typical concept car fashion, appears futuristic. But we can see some production-ready features like the large floating touchscreen, digital instrument cluster and stylish air-con vents. The centre console design also appears to be production ready, except for the tiny gear-lever and second screen in place of buttons. The sporty steering wheel could also be seen in this future performance vehicle from the Czech carmaker. The seats are minimalistic with many artistic elements and will be limited to the concept only.
Skoda says the Vision RS' interior will offer carbon fibre, crystalline lighting effects and the entire cabin layout is a nod to Skoda motorsport’s success. Furthermore, the centre console is wholly made of carbon fibre, there is a loop for door handles, hand-cut lead glass, and RS-design animation and lighting effects in the infotainment system. Apart from that, Skoda also claims that the carbon fibre is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester and seats are made from vegan Alcantara to be “considerate towards the environment in which we live”.
More details of the Skoda Vision RS will be revealed on 4 October at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Apart from the speculated preview of the next-gen Fabia, we also think the Vision RS could be a preview of a new premium hot hatch which will be Skoda’s take on the VW Golf GTI. Whatever might be the case, we could expect parts of the Vision RS to land on our shores in some way or the other as a part of VW Group’s India 2.0 strategy.