If the Volkswagen Transporter is essential, Skoda has also produced a van: the Skoda 1203 from 1968. Daniel Hájek reinterpreted it to imagine a resolutely futuristic neo-retro concept.
With the series “Icons Get a Makeover“, Skoda style teams present modern reinterpretations, at contemporary and futuristic style, from their legendary models of yesterday. The Czech manufacturer lifts the veil on a concept van inspired by the Skoda 1203 from 1968, the only van of the firm of Mladá Boleslav, which had a confidential career in Czechoslovakia in the shadow of the famous Volkswagen Combi: indeed, it has sold only about 70,000 copies in thirty years.
One of the brand’s designers, Daniel Hájek, wanted to pay tribute to the family Skoda 1203 of his childhood, and offers his vision of the Skoda van of tomorrow: ” I designed a modern vehicle that pays homage to the legend. I wanted it to be timeless “. A model with taut, modern and futuristic lines, with cubic volumes, which embodies the current values of Skoda: practical aspects, space on board as well as solutions “Simply Clever“.
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Despite this leap into the future, the spirit of the Skoda 1203 of yesteryear is present, notably with a round light signature that combines with the more contemporary large LED strips, which help to visually expand the whole. Like the Volkswagen Transporter California, the roof can be retracted to provide additional sleeping space for long journeys.
On board, the style is in line with the brand’s latest productions, with a simple and refined dashboard, as well as a two-spoke steering wheel. The presentation is deliberately stripped down, since the concept allows you to directly integrate your smartphone or tablet in order to use its entertainment and navigation features.
Although it is unlikely that such a model will arrive in the Skoda lineup in the future, the Czech manufacturer could easily borrow the basis of the future Transporter of the Volkswagen ID family, foreshadowed by the ID.Buzz concept, to offer a house variation, powered by a 100% electric motor.
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