Spy Shots: Skoda sends its production Mission L out for testing

Do you remember the Mission L Concept Skoda unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show? At that time, Skoda promised that the concept would be a preview for a future midsize sedan, and today we have the first spy shots to prove the company has kept their promise. Rumors say the new model will be called Rapid, but Skoda is already selling a version of the Volkswagen Polo sedan in India that’s dubbed the Rapid, so this may be unlikely.

The new midsize sedan will be placed between the current Fabia and Octavia . Skoda will also be offering it in wagon form one year later. The bad news is that the new model will not use Volkswagen Group’s new MQB platform. They have decided to use an old platform that will help keeps costs as low as possible. However, under the hood,expect all of the latest engines and gearboxes from the Volkswagen Group.

The new 2013 Skoda midsize sedan will be unveiled in late Summer 2012 or at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September.


4 comments:

It’s pretty obvious how this would turn out, even if it has that camouflage. I’ll just anticipate for its performance.

Skoda is pretty much contented with its engine, so we should be too. It is apparent that it is efficient anyway.

Ah, from that shot I can already tell that I won’t like it. Fascias don’t actually make a big deal to me, even if they’re revealed.

No engine update is a big turn off to me. It doesn’t matter how this will appear; it it isn’t reliable, then I’d go for another car.

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