Skoda unveiled the Joyster Concept at the Paris Motor Show back in 2006. This concept was a three-door front-wheel-drive compact vehicle that Skoda decided to aim directly at a younger demographic. Its dynamic shape was definitely eye-pleasing, but nothing ever became of it after its world premiere. That is until now. We can officially confirm that the concept will go into production soon and will become the cheapest model in Skoda’s line-up. The future Joyster will be based on the Volkswagen Up and will be revealed in the first half of 2012. With a price of around 9,000 euro (around $11,500 at the current exchange rates), the Joyster will target models like the Toyota iQ and the Peugeot 107.
The 2012 Joyster will be a front engine, front wheel model that will most likely feature a choice of two engine versions: a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol and a 1.2 three-cylinder diesel, both of them having a CO2 emission of less than 100g/km. However, unlike the future Volkswagen Up (production version known as Lupo), the next Joyster will not get an electric version.