Skoda is reportedly developing a new coupe-like SUV model that will be launched in 2017

Skoda is reportedly developing a new coupe-like SUV model that will be launched in 2017.

AutoExpress is reporting the yet-unnamed vehicle will rival the BMW X4 and the likes with a slooping roofline and a sweptback profile. Combined with a Superb-inspired exterior design and a tall suspension, this should result in a well looking compact SUV with sporty vision.

The cabin of the machine will be largely identical with the interiors of the current Skoda models. As for the engine range, it will include 4-cylinder petrol and diesel turbo units, offered with either a manual gearbox or a DSG 7-speed automatic. Interestingly, a plug-in hybrid version could also be introduced at a later date.

While nothing is confirmed yet, an insider of the brand commented that “we will be growing our SUV range in the future” and “all of our new models will offer class-leading space, value and quality.”

Note: Skoda Joyster concept from 2006 pictured.

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