Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda is currently working on a new SUV which will be positioned above the Yeti crossover. The latest report indicates the seven-seater, full-size SUV will have its public unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.
The new SUV which is tentatively named as Snowman will be using an extended MQB platform of the Volkswagen group. The vehicle will be available with standard front-wheel-driven format while all-wheel-drive model will be on offer.
The design of the SUV will be in line with the other Skoda cars based on the Vision C concept unveiled in 2014. The looks of the SUV will be centered on angular design and sharp creases across the body panels. The SUV will have more matured design in comparison with the Yeti crossover of Skoda.
There is no information on the powertrains as of now. Skoda is expected to use the current engine lineup from the Octavia and Superb sedans that include 2.0-litre TDI and 1.8-litre TSI engines available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG.
The Snowman will be on sale on sale in Europe by 2016-end reports Worldcarfans. The India launch is also expected sometime in 2017 and will be pitted against the Volkswagen Tiguan which will be sold soon in the country.