Mike Stevens | Sep 6, 2011

On the heels of Skoda's VisionD Concept comes another glimpse of the Czech brand's future look: the MissionL Concept, bound for Frankfurt next week.

When the VisionD hit the motor-show scene in Geneva earlier this year, Skoda described the concept as a preview of its new styling language, delivering a streamlined evolution of its current aesthetic.

"Revealing the look of our new compact model, the MissionL shows exactly the direction our brand is going to take," Skoda Board Chairman Winfried Vahland said.

If the ice-white hatch concept wasn't a rock-solid look at the brand's next production model, the refined and showroom-ready MissionL clearly is.

Despite its sedan profile, the MissionL is a five-door offering with Skoda's familiar liftback opening at the rear. As a compact car, the production version of the MissionL will slot in below the mid-sized Octavia, where it will tackle the likes of the new Ford Focus.

When it hits showrooms - reportedly with the name Lauretta - the arrival of the new liftback sedan will mark the sixth model line in the Skoda family.

The production MissionL will also play a major role in Skoda's plans to increase global sales to 1.5 million by 2018 - up from 762,600 in 2010.

Watch for more MissionL or Lauretta details to come out of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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