Skoda Funstar concept gives the pickup truck a sassy makeover
It's hard to imagine that some pickup truck owners wish their vehicle was more sassy, but for those who do, a new Skoda concept might be just what they're after. The Skoda Funstar is a pickup truck based on the firm's Fabia model, and is designed to be cheeky, fresh and surprising.
The Funstar concept came out of the Skoda Auto Vocational School. The "trainee car" project was run for the first time last year, and is aimed at providing trainees with a mix of both theoretical education and practical experience. For this second year of the project, 23 trainees have been working on the design in cooperation with the design and production departments since November of last year.
The truck is powered by a 1.2-L TSI petrol engine, with 90 kW (121 hp) of power. It has a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and sits on 18-in Gemini alloys from the Octavia RS. LED lighting is used for the front headlights and the taillights. There are also green LEDs mounted below the sidebars.
The sporty look of the Funstar is carried through to the interior. Individual elements are finished in steel-grey and moon-white colors, whilst the vehicle features a sports steering wheel and a 1,400-W sound system.
The Skoda Funstar concept will debut at the 34th GTI Meeting at Wörthersee from May 13-16.