According to a report issued by French media, Skoda is working on a subcompact crossover scheduled to come out late 2017.

According to a report issued by French media, Skoda is working on a subcompact crossover scheduled to come out late 2017.

We already know a seven-seat crossover is on its way and will probably be launched in 2016 but it seems the Czech marque is cooking up another high-riding model. It will fit in the B segment of crossovers and will have to compete among others with the Fiat 500X, Renault Captur, Nissan Juke and the Jeep Renegade.

While the aforementioned seven-seat crossover will be sold with both FWD and AWD systems, Skoda's entry-level crossover offering will be available exclusively with a front-wheel drive layout. Due towards the end of 2017, the model will probably be based on the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun and should get a range of economical three-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.

As a final note, the report mentions Skoda will continue to offer the Yeti so by 2018 the Volkswagen-owned automaker will have three crossovers on sale.

Note: Volkswagen Taigun concept pictured.

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Skoda reportedly planning subcompact crossover for late 2017 launch