Of all the brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, Škoda is not the one we'd most associate with cutting-edge design. Its hatchbacks and sedans tend to be styled rather conservatively to cater to tastes that would be turned off by the flash of a Seat or even a VW. But that changes here and now at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show with the reveal of the VisionC.
Looking like a Czech take on an Audi A7, the VisionC concept rides on the same MQB platform as the Octavia, the Golf, the Leon and the A3. But where those vehicles all adopt rather conventional forms (or rooflines, anyway), the VisionC cuts a more dashing profile, rendered in the same shade of Metallic Kermit you might see on a Škoda rally car.
Despite the rakish good looks, punctuated by hyper-modern angular lighting, the VisionC packs a 1.4-liter turbo four with only 109 horsepower to offer, but offers flex-fuel capabilities to burn either gasoline or compressed natural gas. In other words, it's green in more ways than one, and if this foreshadows the future of Škoda design, you just might find us standing on the shore gazing longingly across the Atlantic and hoping for its arrival.