The Skoda Snowman will be based on the MQB platform of the VW Tiguan XL and are positioned above the Skoda Yeti in the A segment. Customers can order the Snowman as a five or seven-seater. They will also have a choice of all-wheel and front-wheel drive pure.
The engine range should be similar to what we find in the Skoda Octavia, including 1.4-, 1.8- and 2.0-liter turbocharged petrols, and 1.6- and 2.0-liter diesels paired to both manual and dual clutch-transmissions driving either the front or all-four wheels. It remains unknown if Skoda will give the SUV a hybrid option.
The now caught prototypes are still in Muletto stage and drive according to new technology components under an old, adapted Yeti-body walking.Clearly seen yet are already facing the Yeti clearly grown dimensions. The Skoda Snowman becomes longer and sets also in the track width too neat.
Even the seat SUV is manufactured at Skoda
In addition to the Skoda Snowman also the counterpart of the VW group Seat brother is produced in Kvasiny. However, the Seat SUV runs one size smaller than the Snowman. For years there in the Seat aspiration launch a compact SUV. It started with the study Seat Tribu, later – 2011 – showed the Spaniards on the Geneva Motor Show , the study IBX.
It is believed Skoda will use the Snowman or Polar moniker for its mid-size SUV which will ride on the MQB B platform and will get a standard front-wheel drive layout. However, select engines will be paired to an AWD setup which should offer the vehicle some good off-road capabilities and generous towing capacity.
Since this is a Skoda, expect the seven-seat SUV to have one of the most spacious interior in its class and should also pack a plethora of Simply Clever features as seen in the new Superb which gets a mechanically retractable towing device, removable LED torch and an ice scraper, among others.
The model will be unveiled towards the end of the year and shortly after that it will enter production at Skoda’s Kvasiny factory while sales will begin early 2016.