Skoda is known to have been working on a new seven-seat flagship SUV, internally known as the ‘A-Plus SUV’. A new report from CarAdvice claims that the large SUV will be revealed by the end of this year. This will be just a digital revealing though; the official debut will take place at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. The SUV will be based on the MQB platform that also underpins the third generation Superb. The report suggests that two of the engine options will include a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that produces 140 kW (188 hp) and 400 Nm of torque, and possibly a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 162 kW (217 hp) and 350 Nm of torque.
According to a previous report from AutoExpress, the new SUV will be available with a choice of five or seven seats, just like its close rival Hyundai Santa Fe. It is likely to feature design and styling similar to that of the Yeti. The interior can be expected to be as premium as that of the all-new Superb, albeit with more functions for off-roading technologies borrowed from the VW Touareg. The previous report indicates that the new SUV will have a competitive price range of around £18,640-£30,640, close to that of the Superb. It also confirms that six cylinder engines won’t be offered on the new SUV.