A test mule of the Skoda Snowman / Polar has been caught on camera in the Alps prior to an official reveal late this year.

A test mule of the Skoda Snowman / Polar has been caught on camera in the Alps prior to an official reveal late this year.

There's not much to talk about in terms of design as the test mule was once again wearing the body of a stretched Yeti while the interior cabin was also carried over from the five-seat compact crossover. The new high-riding model will be substantially larger (about 4.6 meters long) and will have a more spacious cabin capable of accommodating up to seven people, but most likely the rearmost seats won't be suitable for tall people.

It is believed Skoda will use the Snowman or Polar moniker for its mid-size SUV which will ride on the MQB B platform and will get a standard front-wheel drive layout. However, select engines will be paired to an AWD setup which should offer the vehicle some good off-road capabilities and generous towing capacity.

Since this is a Skoda, expect the seven-seat SUV to have one of the most spacious interior in its class and should also pack a plethora of Simply Clever features as seen in the new Superb which gets a mechanically retractable towing device, removable LED torch and an ice scraper, among others.

The model will be unveiled towards the end of the year and shortly after that it will enter production at Skoda's Kvasiny factory while sales will begin early 2016.

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