Škoda’s Wörthersee concept, put together by 23 young trainees under the watchful eyes of chief designer Jozef Kabaň, is an almost eerily perfect combination of our incomprehensible love of Skoda and our yearning for El Camino-ized anything.
The team from Skoda’s Vocational School used a Fabia as a base to create something that could top the first trainee car built last year for the GTI meeting. After turning the Fabia into a pickup by chopping off the hatch, the kids gave the car a steel-grey/moon-white metallic paint job and sills, grill surround and the rear spoiler finished in reflex green.
To keep the F&F generation happy, they also mounted LED lights below the sidebars as well as the 18-inch ‘Gemini’ alloys from the Octavia RS.
The rest is pretty much standard with a 1.2 TSI up front linked to a seven-speed DSG.
Inside, you get the nicest sports wheel they have at Mladá Boleslav as well as a 1400-Watt sound system, because Wörthersee is a big lake.
We would rock this thing. Hard.
Skoda’s training program is pretty cool in itself. Their Vocational School was established in 1927 and offers three- or four-year training programs in technical subjects, ending with an apprenticeship diploma or NVQ level 3. This year, they have 13 training courses with 880 full-time trainees, 12.5 percent of whom are women.
The training is free and students are paid for their work during their apprentices. Plus Škoda offers all graduates a permanent job. We told you it’s VW’s best brand!
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