Students at Skoda school have made a one-off Kodiaq base pickup truck called Mountiaq
Skoda’s apprentices studying at the company’s vocational school in Mlada Boleslav knows a thing or two about designing cars. After designing five concept cars in the past, the apprentices were working on a special project of designing a concept car that was regularly teased as a production vehicle.
The car in talks here is the Skoda Mountiaq pickup truck based on the brand’s Kodiaq SUV and took eight months to design. The one-off car was designed using more than 2000-hours and follows last year’s Karoq based Sunroq SUV convertible.
The pickup truck does not look like any regular production version truck as the students have given this Kodiaq’s offspring a new touch. The Mountiaq features an illuminated bed with a hidden storage compartment underneath. A new shorter roof was also made with a LED light bar above the windshield, giving it a Rad look.
Other design changes include shorter and thicker doors to make the Mountiaq look muscular, a Sunset Orange paint job, 17-inch wheels with off-road tyres, an extended front and rear track, an air intake snorkel, front-mounted winch surrounded by a bullbar among the few visible changes.
Inside the cabin, the seats get a special logo made with orange embroidery depicting the Mountiaq in front of a mountain silhouette. There’s also a built-in refrigerator, a 2,000-watt subwoofer joined by an amplifier, 3D-printed wheel hub ornaments and two walkie-talkies.
The Mountiaq is wider (2005 mm), taller (1710 mm) and longer (4999 mm) than the Kodiaq SUV, has a more ground clearance (290 mm), is heavy (2450 KG) and off-road worthy. However, it is powered by the same 2.0-litre TSI engine with 190 hp on tap.
But then again, the Skoda Mountiaq is just a concept on paper that may never see the day of light in the near future. That said, the Skoda Mountiaq justifies the brand’s philosophy – Simply Clever.