Skoda planning new SUVs and crossovers: report

Skoda is said to be developing a four new SUV-based vehicles that will replace the Skoda Roomster and Skoda Yeti in the future. Two crossovers are set to replace the Roomster while two new SUVs will replace the Yeti.
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According to a CAR report, Skoda is working on replacing the Skoda Roomster with a small-to-medium size crossover around the same size as the Volkswagen Touran. A larger crossover around the size of a Volkswagen Sharan is also in the pipeline to diversify the range.

Making up the more off-road-oriented packages are two SUVs, said to replace the recently announced Skoda Yeti. One is expected to be based on the Volkswagen Tiguan, while another larger version based on the Volkswagen Passat platform will offer seven seats.

Both the large versions of each are said to be planned for a 2016 release, while the smaller of the two – the small crossover and the Tiguan-based SUV – will apparently arrive in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

The expansion of Skoda models is part of Volkswagen Group’s plans to be the biggest carmaker by 2018, a goal which may be achieved by the end of this year.