Skoda’s newer models like the ID 5 and I.D.6 were wearing camouflages in their testing phase and the company is also testing the same in India. So the test mules of the upcoming Skoda Slavia will no longer be found in boring black and white camouflages in India, but in a mixture of Indian motifs. The design incorporates Peacock and Lotus, Czech glass art, and Cubism, while the colors used in the design represent Indian culture.
Skoda actually hosted a ‘Camouflage with Skoda’ contest in which young people designed the new camouflage. Ben Stewart was chosen as runner-up while Shreyas Karambelkar won the competition from Badlapur, Maharashtra. There were many great creative ideas submitted, but Shreyas Karambelkar developed the winning theme.
Zac Hollis, Brand Director – Skoda Auto India, said, “We at Skoda Auto India congratulate Shreyas Karambelkar for winning the “Camouflage with Skoda” contest. His design reflected a homogenous blend of Indian and Czech art cultures. We would also like to thank all the participants for taking part and making this a successful contest. We would like to congratulate the runners-up on putting up a strong contest, and the designs submitted kept the jury on its feet for a long time.”
Shreyas will travel to Prague to meet the Head of Design, Skoda Auto – Oliver Stefani, at the Skoda headquarters. Ben Stewart from Tirunelveli wins a design tablet while the other three finalists will be awarded Skoda gift bags. This unique design contest was announced in August wherein the participants were asked to submit a design of a camouflage for the upcoming Skoda Slavia. The contest received more than 200 entries from across India, and before announcing the winner, the top five shortlisted designs were tested for production, durability, and applicability. And obviously, the winning design will be applied on the testing prototype of the upcoming Skoda Slavia midsize premium sedan, under the India 2.0 project.