Skoda to showcase new design with fresh concept car in Geneva

Skoda's Geneva line-up (sans new concept) – Click above for high-res image

Skoda has announced that it will unveil a new concept car at next week's Geneva Motor Show, confirming earlier reports on its parent company's plans for the European expo. Though little in the way of details were announced, Volkswagen's Czech subsidiary has indicated that the show car will showcase the company's latest design language.

The mysterious concept car – which does not appear in the solitary accompanying image above alongside its existing range – will also bear a fresh take on the Skoda logo, and will join the previously-announced Fabia Monte Carlo edition on the company's show stand at the Geneva Palexpo. We'll have to wait a little longer as the show approaches to find out more, but in the meantime you can read the full press blast after the jump.

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* New corporate design and new logo ushers in a new era of the brand's development
* New concept car reflects the Skoda's new design language
* Special edition Fabia Monte Carlo celebrates the brand's motorsport achievements

Mladá Boleslav, 22 February, 2011 – Highlighting its achievements and the brand's new direction, Škoda Auto will present a new corporate design at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show. With strong growth over the last 20 years and the best–ever sales result achieved in 2010, the Czech car manufacturer has set new ambitious goals to at least double its sales by 2018. Furthermore, the brand is set to present a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show which reflects Škoda's new design language.

Škoda's recent success will act as a springboard for its further growth plans. In addition to its current product portfolio, Škoda will reveal a concept car which reflects the brand's new design language. The car boasts clearly defined shapes and a great sense of detail and a new logo which will adorn new Škoda's models from 2012.

The traditional winged-arrow logo features a new spectrum of colours to look even more distinct and precise than ever before. The new corporate design will be adopted across all Škoda's communications, as well as dealers. To this end, the design and layout of showrooms are going to be substantially modernised, too.

Škoda is celebrating 110 years of its motorsport efforts in 2011. To commemorate this landmark, Škoda will premiere the Fabia Monte Carlo, a special-edition model with a sports-tuned chassis, a dynamic look including black accessories and a sports interior.

The brand made a great start to its 110th motorsport season when Freddy Loix in a Fabia Super 2000 finished second at the 100th Monte Carlo Rally in late January.

Škoda Auto's 1,918 m2 stand reflects its new corporate design and is situated in Hall 2 of the Palexpo exhibition centre in Geneva.

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