“As an exterior design coordinator, I have accompanied the project from the initial sketches all the way through to the factory floor,” explains Petr Matušinec as he describes the role he has played in the creation of the new car. “Obviously, it’s a team effort, and as a co-designer I am delighted that, under Oliver Stefani’s guidance, we have come up with a design that others will also appreciate. I could wax lyrical about the plethora of details we spent a lot of time on, but the truth of the matter is that the essence of any great design always lies in getting the proportions right. We managed to fine-tune them very well in this case, thanks in part to the new platform,” says the designer of the new ŠKODA model. “The new model is epitomised by all the useful features typical of ŠKODA cars, but here they have been packaged into a dynamic and sporty design,” he says, hinting at what lies in store for us all very soon.