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Skoda seven-seat SUV on way

Skoda is set to launch a seven-seat SUV and a smaller Range Rover Evoque-rivalling SUV as it pushes towards 1.5 million sales by 2018.

REPORTS OUT OF EUROPE are suggesting that Skoda’s board is only moments away from giving the green-light to an all-new seven-seat SUV which would likely go up against the Hyundai Santa-Fe.

Details are very few with numerous outlets claiming Skoda insiders have all but confirmed the new model, but UK automotive weekly title, Autocar, says the sources have told it the new SUV will be built on the VW Group’s versatile MQB architecture and, like the Yeti (pictured), will be available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Autocar suggests the new SUV will be available with five seats as standard with a third-row that can be easily folded flat into the floor. The new SUV will have access to the current crop of VW Group engines with suggestions that a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine being the entry-level choice.

The brand is apparently also considering a BMW X4 and Range Rover Evoque rivalling sports-oriented SUV. All of these new models will be spearheaded by the arrival of the all-new Skoda Fabia, due out later this year. That will be followed by the new Skoda Superb.

We’ll have more information as it comes to hand.

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Isaac Bober

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