Skoda is said to be planning a crossover onslaught to tap on the globally popular segment. The first of these new crossovers will be arriving next year. According to a report from World Car Fans, it will be the seven-seat crossover rumoured to be called named ‘Skoda Snowman’ or ‘Skoda Polar’ and debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It will likely have an online revealing in Summer 2016 prior to its public debut and go on sale by the end-2016, as per the report.
The 2017 Skoda seven-seat crossover will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB modular platform and naturally, be positioned above the Skoda Yeti. Front-wheel drive drivetrain layout will be standard but all-wheel drive will be available towards the upper-end of the range. The engine options can be expected to be the familiar TSI and TDI turbocharged petrol and diesel units from the Group’s other mainstream crossovers including the VW Tiguan and the upcoming VW Tiguan XL. Many technical similarities can be expected between the VW Tiguan XL and the Skoda Snowman/Skoda Polar.
According to the report, the three-row Skoda crossover will be built at Skoda Kvasiny plant in Czech Republic where the Skoda Superb, Skoda Superb Combi, Skoda Yeti and the Skoda Roomster are built. The Roomster’s production is said to have stopped now.
[News Source: World Car Fans]
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