To paraphrase Buzz Lightyear - RS, RS everywhere

Skoda is going berserk with making powerful production cars lately. Hardly a week after announcing the first SUV to get the vRS moniker, Skoda has now RS-ed the Vision Concept as well. The Skoda Vision RS is a five-door hatchback that will be showcased to the world at the Paris Motor Show.

That Is Some Legacy

The RS plays a very important role in the company’s motorsport pedigree. The lineage began in 1974, and after the success of rally-spec cars such as the 180 RS, 200 RS, and the 130 RS, Skoda started using RS badges on the performance variants of its production cars. While it was limited to a very few cars initially, Skoda is now using its heritage to beat the competition in the performance car segment. In this video, we see Skoda’s lead designer, Oliver Stefani, is seen sitting across the 130 RS and drawing inspiration while sketching the Vision RS. The final sketch actually looks sweet!

What We Know Now

There are no details on the car’s engine specs yet. We don’t even know if it will be an electric car or a hybrid. All we have are the dimensions for the time-being - 4,356mm in length, 1,810mm in width, and 1431 mm of height. It will have a wheelbase of 2,650mm. To put things into perspective, the Vision RS is comparable to the Karoq in terms of size.

From the sketches, it looks like the Vision RS’ focus has been aerodynamics.

At the front you see the slim headlights which make it look extremely aerodynamic. The rear is dominated by a diffuser and an aerodynamically optimized roof spoiler. This car is built to fly on the roads!

Our Take

Skoda Teases the RS Vision Concept That Will Debut at the Paris Motor Show
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Pre-motor show season always has something in the bag for us enthusiasts. We see companies announcing their plans for the Motor Show, cars expected to be showcased, teasers, and all the shenanigans surrounding it. The Czech brand’s idea to slap the RS badge on the Vision feels a desperation move. Due to aggressive competition, Skoda is trying its level best to make quality products that are on par with the rivals; but is using the RS heritage to get that extra edge. We think the RS tag won’t be special anymore if it starts appearing on all of Skoda’s cars. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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