While the Skoda brand is not offered in the SUV-hungry US market, website Leftlane News suggests the model will launch by 2015, primarily targeting the Chinese and Russian markets.
This scheme would join an ongoing platform sharing arrangement, including the Up-based Citigo city car, Polo-based Fabia and Roomster, Golf-based Octavia small car, Tiguan-based Yeti, and Passat-based Superb models.
Currently, the Czech brand’s global SUV offerings are limited to the five seat Yeti, and Leftlane suggests that a larger seven-seater could be key to realising Skoda’s target volume of 1.8 million vehicles by 2018.
With the new model yet to be officially confirmed, its too early to speculate on local availability.
However, with the majority of Skoda’s existing lineup making it to our shores, a seven-seat SUV would make a logical addition.