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Power-wash your bike with the Skoda Karoq Velo concept

There's also a washing machine in there, so your friends don't have to smell you the whole way home.

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There aren't a whole lot of concept cars out there that are meant to appeal to cyclists, who are usually locked in a bitter battle for asphalt with their four-wheeled frenemies.     

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Skoda doesn't care about those divisions, though.

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Skoda on Monday unveiled the Karoq Velo concept, a crossover dedicated to being the ultimate road companion for cyclists yearning for adventure.     

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It's loaded with all sorts of clever trickery that can help bike aficionados stay at their peak.    

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Inside, there's an integrated spin-cycle washing machine, which Skoda added after survey respondents bemoaned returning to the car with damp, sweaty clothes.     

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There's also a pressure washer on board to help cyclists clean off their bikes before slapping them back on the roof-mounted rack.    

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Those who took Skoda's survey also complained about mechanical issues (their bikes, not their Skodas), so Skoda integrated a full tool kit into the concept.   

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LED lights allow people to work late into the night without having to hold a flashlight with their teeth.     

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There's even a magnetic landing pad for a drone.    

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The drone can be used to track cyclists and film their ride.     

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This VW Group subsidiary actually started out making bicycles, so there's no surprise that Skoda wants to bring cyclists into the fold.     

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The automaker even established the Skoda Driver's Seat Initiative Cycling Academy to help train up-and-coming female riders with the help of a gold-medal Paralympian.     

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