X-Tomi Design has published a very good render picture of a possible compact four-coupe from Skoda. It is named Garde by the designer and is based on the VisionC, which was fully revealed by the Czech company during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Skoda didn't confirm any production model, but there are big chances that it could be introduced next year as MY2016. The new stylish four-door coupe will be slotted between the Octavia and Superb in the company's lineup. There is no doubt that it would be a lot appreciated, because the company offer only "normal" vehicles for now.

It is expected to ride on the same MQB platform as the Octavia, so the engine range will be taken directly from it. In other words, there will be power units from 86HP (63 kW) with 1.2 liter TSI engine to the decent 220HP (162 kW) in the RS variant powered by 2.0 liter TSI engine. The new 1.4 liter TSI engine with 110HP (81 kW) will be also offered. It meets the EU6 regulations and runs on CNG (compressed natural gas) with consumption of just 3.4 kg / 100 km with corresponding emissions of 91 g/km of CO2.

Actually, Skoda had Garde in the in their range, but approximately 30 years ago. This was a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive car with 1.2 liter engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.

Source: X-Tomi Design