[UPDATE, May 27] Skoda has released new pictures of its pickup based on the large SUV Kodiaq. The single piece will be called "Mountiaq".
The last time Skoda had a pickup for sale was in 2001, last year, the vanished but not forgotten Felicia. Before the hopes for a new truck from Mladá Boleslav become too high, this useful Kodiaq is nothing more than a concept car designed by 35 students from the Skoda vocational school for mechanical engineering. It is the sixth vehicle developed by the talented students and the first based on the big SUV.
The luminous orange of the unique project recalls We are the Felicia Fun, a lifestyle-oriented version of the pickup available in Western Europe late in the Felicia life cycle. In the picture below, the curious special edition had rear seats that slipped into the loading area. Skoda does not say if the new two-door Kodiaq pickup will have this feature, but we would be happy to make a comeback for this unique project.
Skoda fans know that this will not be the first pickup Built by Skoda's students as a funstar concept from 2015, a Fabia supermini turned into a two-seater with a tiny bed. Other unique pieces launched in recent years include the Citigo-based CitiJet convertible, the Rapid Spaceback-based Atero Coupe, the Citigo-based Element electric buggy, and last year's Sunroq – a four-door Karoq convertible. As with all previous concept cars, the Kodiaq pickup will remain a one-time affair to showcase what Skoda's students are capable of when they have the freedom to experiment. The project is fully supported by Skoda's design and engineering teams.