Skoda's upcoming seven-seat SUV has been speculatively rendered prior to an official debut set for the end of this year.

Skoda's upcoming seven-seat SUV has been speculatively rendered prior to an official debut set for the end of this year.

The model was spotted by our spy photographers almost two months ago carrying the body of the Yeti but it will be much larger than that as the SUV is believed to have enough room for an extra two seats in the back. It will be Skoda's first ever SUV and will ride on the MQB B platform while the overall length is expected to stand at around 4.6 meters (Yeti is 4.22 meters).

Reports are pointing out Skoda will use either the "Snowman" or "Polar" moniker for their seven-seat SUV which will have a FWD layout on the lesser versions, but more expensive models with stronger engines are getting an all-wheel drive system. The design is expected to be influenced by Skoda's all-new Superb which is in fact an evolution to production form of the VisionC concept from 2014.

Like most of all modern Skodas, the SUV will likely be one of the most spacious models in its class and is expected to offer generous towing capacity as well as real off-road capabilities. It will be built at home in Czech Republic at the Kvasiny factory and should go on sale in the first half of 2016, following a public reveal late this year.

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