ŠKODA continues its expressive SUV design language with the sporty, dynamic and emotional design of the VISION GT. The new vertical slats in the radiator grille stand out at the front. They mirror the light strip and create a dynamic, three-dimensional light-and-shadow effect. The sharply contoured Matrix LED headlights consist of six crystal-shaped elements, and together they form a flying arrow as a reference to ŠKODA’s traditional brand logo. With its gently sloping line, the black roof merges seamlessly into the coupé-like rear. The expressive design of the taillights is a reinterpretation of ŠKODA’s typical C-shape. From the side view, precise lines on the sides of the vehicle create a striking visual impression.
Thanks to its compact dimensions, the ŠKODA VISION GT is ideally suited to urban areas; the city SUV is 4,416 mm long, 1,906 mm wide and 1,633 mm high. The long wheelbase of 2,611 mm supports the VISION GT’s above-average interior space – a characteristic of all ŠKODA models.
The production version of the ŠKODA VISION GT will expand the brand’s SUV family in the Chinese market later this year. China will then be the only market in the world where ŠKODA offers five different SUV models. The range starts with the large ŠKODA KODIAQ and the ŠKODA KAROQ, which is 50 mm longer than its European counterpart. The Chinese version of the ŠKODA KAMIQ, the ŠKODA KODIAQ GT and the future production version of the VISION GT – all developed exclusively for China and in China – complete ŠKODA’s SUV portfolio in its largest single market.
ŠKODA considers the SUV model campaign to be a crucial pillar of its growth strategy both in China and worldwide. In 2018, ŠKODA achieved stronger growth in the Chinese market than any other European carmaker. Despite challenging economic conditions, the Czech brand increased its local deliveries by 4.9 per cent year-on-year to 341,000 vehicles.
By 1936, ŠKODA AUTO was operating five commercial agencies in China. The Czech manufacturer re-entered the Chinese market in 2007. China has been ŠKODA’s largest single market worldwide since 2010.