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Skoda plans to pamper you with more SUV choices
At the Geneva Show, Eckhard Scholz, Skoda’s technical director revealed the company plans to launch two new SUV models. The launch should happen in about 2 years. As per the technical director, this is in line with Skoda’s intentions to venture into the untapped volume segments.
The new introductions will be more inclined towards the international markets viz., India, China and Russia and will be sized differently. One of the cars will be bigger than Yeti and it will take cues from Touareg’s underpinnings, while the other one will be a smaller model and will make use of the new MQB platform as introduced by VW Group.
Though Scholz did not confirmed anything, yet from his comments it could be gathered that the larger vehicle, unlike Yeti, will also pay attention towards off the road performance. It will be more practical, will have larger wheels and varied engines and will be more eye-catchy.
The Czech automaker follows a pattern with its new launches. The company has a strategy of retaining loyal customers by attempting a new model in about every six months. Thus, while these two cars could take a little while, the 7 seater Yeti is almost there. Scholz further added that the company intends to expand in all possible segments i.e. MPV and SUV and as of now, the two SUV models could be the next step in the direction. Plans are underway and more details will be made available with time.
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