Bigger SUV for Skoda family
These sketches give an impression of how Skoda’s new medium SUV will sort of look like when it joins the line-up next year. The styling concept, dubbed VisionS, is expected to debut at Geneva this month. The concept will feature three rows of seating with space for six passengers and their luggage. The SUV is expected to be around 4.7m long and 1.9m wide. It gets the Skoda look with the corporate grille and sculptured bonnet, though the headlights look interesting.
The production version will likely use the name Kodiaq and will be based off the group’s MQB platform. Expect a VW version as well, called the CrossBlue, which will be revealed later in the year.
There will be the usual range of fourcylinder turbopetrol and diesel engines, and possibly a V6 for the range topper. Both front- and all-wheel configurations will be available as well as a new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.
The official statement from Skoda said: "Over recent years Skoda has completely renewed its model range and the next phase will involve broadening the range of models in the SUV segment."
It’s currently lacking in this space, making do with good old wagons, but other SUV/crossover types will be coming including a new Yeti (based on the upcoming Tiguan) and a two-row version of the Kodiaq with fastback styling.