Skoda is plastering over the cracks in its range with a new concept car for Frankfurt.
The MissionL Concept will slot in between the Fabia and Octavia. And the show car is said to be extremely close to the final design.
Taking inspiration from the slightly larger VisionD concept shown at the Geneva motor show in March, the MissionL combines crisp, clean styling with a half-saloon, half-hatchback body style that's described by Skoda as a "compact liftback".
Said Skoda board chairman, Dr. H. C. Winfried Vahland: "The world premiere in Frankfurt gives a clear signal that Skoda is going full steam ahead now.
"We are going to present a new vehicle every six months over the next two or three years."
The Czech brand has made it clear that by 2018 it wants to increase its total vehicles sales figure to 1.5 million, and this new model will be a crucial component of that goal.