VW Group owned Czech auto maker Skoda confirmed in March this year that it is planning to come up with a new SUV for its global product portfolio. Now, according to reports, this SUV will also be launched in the Indian market.
This new SUV is likely to be based on the upcoming Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV that is due to launch next year. It is expected to be around 4.6 meters in length and will also come with optional all-wheel drive.
This new Skoda SUV will be built at the car maker’s Kvasiny plant. While the car maker has refrained from revealing much details on this upcoming model, various reports by international media state that the new Skoda SUV would be positioned above the Yeti in Skoda’s line up of passenger cars.
The new Skoda SUV will ride on VW’s MQB platform and will be a seven-seater. The SUV is likely to feature bold, cutting-edge styling. Various rumors also suggest the SUV could get a sloping roofline akin to the Range Rover Evoque. Skoda has earlier said that its larger models will get bold, provocative styling to differentiate them from the mainstream.
The SUV will be priced at around INR 25-30 lakh and will be pitted against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Santa Fe. Also, Skoda will be launching the Yeti facelift in India soon. Following the facelift, Skoda will launch a new compact SUV which will be based on the upcoming VW Taigun.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the upcoming Skoda seven seater SUV and other details.
via : Autocar