One of the most understated and conservative brands on the market has released a couple of new photos for their latest concept vehicle, the Mission L. The name of the car sounds far more exciting than the concept looks, but you really didn’t expect a whole lot from Skoda, did you?

The only problem is that there doesn’t appear be anything ’concept-ish’ about it. We’ve seen the front end before from the 2011 Design Concept that was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.

Nevertheless, the five-door hatchback concept was finally unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is being looked at as the possible inspiration for the next-generation Octavia or even a new C-segment model for Skoda that will slot in between the Fabia and the Octavia. Possible markets for the car will include Europe, as well as Russia, and maybe even China and India in the future.

Speaking of its less-than-stellar concept looks, the Mission L is actually more production ready than its designation suggests. It’s got some nice elements to it, including a new grille set-up we first saw on the VisionD Concept and the running LED lights on the car’s headlights.

“We have taken a very pure approach to this design study; we have structured the surfaces simply, but impressively,” said Eckhard Scholz, Skoda Board of Directors Member for Technological Development.

“The car has a strong, sporty look which conveys a beautiful simplicity and a youthful and contemporary appearance. Many people look for clean, minimalistic lines, and the Mission L concept offers all that.”

Engines offerings for the Mission L will depend on the market it’s being sold in, but all indications point to a 1.6-liter engine that produces modest output numbers.


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  (300) posted on 02.24.2012

Though my impression is it’s too bulky, I like the way this car has made simple. Like other said, it is very simple but attractive.

  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

This is their simplest model of a car. What’s new in here? I do hope that the interior is good.

  (428) posted on 10.24.2011

Although this one is a concept car, I can say that I’m very impressed that they keep up this car on its decent appearance, and I love the fact that it is still so reliable on the road. smiley

  (830) posted on 10.19.2011

Despite of having only a simple platform and ordinary styling, I still find this one very appealing, and I noticed that the car lines that it has, adds more beauty on it but how about its figure performance?

  (384) posted on 10.10.2011

It looks so elegant in its simplicity. The car lines emphasized also the beauty that this Mission L concept had. Anyway, I will surely wait on the other details of this one, most especially about its figure performance.

  (592) posted on 09.27.2011

Very simple yet eye-catching, they made it stunning on the first sight specially on the back and design. Totally inspired looking.

  (428) posted on 09.16.2011

Simple design. I think the performance of this car is well. The style of this car is common.

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