Our spy photographers have sent us a new batch of images with a chassis testing mule of the Skoda Snowman / Polar seven-seat SUV.

Our spy photographers have sent us a new batch of images with a chassis testing mule of the Skoda Snowman / Polar seven-seat SUV.

Volkswagen-owned Skoda has evolved greatly in the past decade and they are about to introduce an SUV positioned above the Yeti crossover. It will be offered with an optional seven-seat layout and will ride on the MQB B platform, basically a stretched version of the architecture which has already underpinned the Octavia.

It should be about 4.6 meters long so it will be significantly longer than the 4.22-meter Yeti. It's easy to spot the size differences between the two by looking at this test mule which is significantly wider and longer than the Yeti.

A front-wheel drive configuration is going to be standard, but expect the beefier engines to work together with an all-wheel drive system. The engine lineup will consist of the usual crop of four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesel units offered by VAG and since this is after all a Skoda, don't expect a six-cylinder motor as even the flagship Superb comes exclusively with four cylinder engines.

The Skoda Snowman / Polar will be unveiled late this year and is set to go into production at the company's Kvasiny factory in Czech Republic, with sales to commence in early 2016.

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