Skoda will unveil a concept at the Paris auto show that media reports say previews a successor to its Rapid model.
The Vision RS is "the first glimpse of a future compact car" that also previews how the brand’s sporting RS models (vRS in some markets) will evolve, Skoda said in a news release.
The Rapid, which is smaller and more budget than Skoda’s Octavia compact car, was introduced in Europe in 2012. It is underpinned by the brand’s low-cost PQ platform, but reports say the new model will switch to parent Volkswagen Group’s entry MQB A0 platform.
The Vision RS is 4,356mm long, 1,810mm wide and 1,431mm high. The length places the concept in between the current Rapid Spaceback hatchback and the Rapid notchback in terms of size. The Octavia hatchback is much bigger at 4,670mm long.
The concept will have debut at the Paris auto show on Oct. 3.