The production version of Skoda’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show star exhinit could be made in more than one guises.
“We’ve seen for some time that the SUV segment has experienced the strongest growth in the market”, new boss Bernhard Maier told Autocar. “We might imagine there will be further models”.
Based on the VW Tiguan platform and expected to be named the Kodiak it will be, said Moiers, “a new, large SUV that will be launched this autumn, thereby strengthening the brand’s position in this important vehicle segment.”
Moiers might not have said what the brand has in mind, he concedes though that “this was the reason for Skoda to decide to invest in this segment. There is already major demand for the Yeti and we hear from existing customers and from those that want to be customers that they would like to see a Skoda SUV. We have additional ideas on top of this.”
For the time being, there’s only speculation on what those “additional ideas” are. A vRS performance variant seems logical, and with the popularity the have gained, a coupe is certainly one credible option.
By Mitchell Jones