Skoda seven-seat SUV on the way

* Skoda plans larger seven-seat SUV * Will be bigger brother to the Yeti * Not as large as Volvos XC90, though...

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Tom Webster
17 February 2012

Skoda is planning a new seven-seat SUV that will fit above the Yeti in its range.

The new model is viewed internally as a bigger brother to the successful Yeti. Skoda is not keen on squeezing an extra pair of seats into its existing SUV to create a Yeti+2, as Nissan has done with the Qashqai.

It is not yet clear what model from the Volkswagen Group the new car would be based on, but Skodas board member for sales and marketing, Jurgen Stackmann, appeared to rule out a rival for Volvos XC90, saying it was too large.

This could imply an SUV based on the underpinnings of the Superb.

Of the idea of a seven-seat SUV, Stackmann said: There is space for that, it would make perfect sense for us.

A new model is still some way off, though, and nothing is expected to be revealed for at least two years.

Tom Webster