It’s legs and Sko

OK, so everyone is talking about PM Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon’s legs.

There they were, pins leaping out of the Daily Mail’s page 1 like Can Can dancers on steroids. 

Cue endless chat, analysis on Loose Women, This Morning and News at Den.

Quite frankly, I don’t give a damn about their legs. If they are connected to Wee Jimmy Krankie and Peter Beardsley’s mum, then they don’t do it for me.

Which brings me neatly to Skoda.

No matter how good-looking the cars are, would you still buy one even though the name is still unattractive?

The Czech firm, owned by VW, released first images of their Vision E concept which will be unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show next month.

It looks the dog danglies, it’s a wonderful four-door crossover coupe with swooping aerodynamic profile. Not only that it’s electric and confirmed to go on sale in 2020.

Naturally it’s a new brother to the recently released Kodiaq, which I automatically think of as Kojak. In-keeping with its 1970s cop show naming system, maybe this electric sibling will be finally hit showrooms as Starsky – maybe even Sparksy would be better.

This will actually kick off Skoda’s electric car programme with five pure electric cars scheduled to be on sale by 2025. These will be joined by a few more plug-in hybrid models too.

Anyhow, the Vision E will get all the usual motor show glitzy bits like huge wheelarches, 21in alloys and lights.

The concept also promises Skoda’s first significant step into the world of autonomous driving, with level 3 autonomy promised.

This means that it deliver technology to operate independently in traffic jams, go into autopilot on the motorway, search for car park spaces and park on its own. At least that would save my missus from damaging the sexy alloys.

So, it’s good-looking, stuffed with tech and drives itself in traffic jams. Sounds perfect.

But it’s still a Skoda.

Nice legs, shame about the badge fascia.

What do you think?


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