Skoda’s rumored small crossover has been digitally imagined by our colleagues at OmniAuto.it.
Yesterday we found out Skoda’s decision to axe development of a new Roomster in order to focus on crossovers and SUVs. The first of the bunch will be a seven-seater due at next year’s Paris Motor Show and it will be followed by a five-door coupe-ish version. Also on Skoda’s agenda are a new Yeti due in 2018 and a smaller Juke-sized crossover rendered above.
While the first three will be offered with an optional all-wheel drive arrangement, the sub-Yeti model is expected to come only as a FWD model. Last time we heard, this small crossover wasn’t approved yet, but most likely it will come sooner or later as crossovers are still insanely popular and represent fat cash cows for most automakers.
As for design, Skoda is known for its conservative styling, so don’t expect anything extravagant as the company will play it safe, like most current products coming from the Volkswagen Group. With Skoda moving more upmarket with each new model, this small crossover probably won’t be cheaper than segment rivals. It will likely be worth it though as the successful Czech brand focuses primarily on practicality. As a consequence, expect the sub-Yeti model to have the roomiest cabin and trunk in its class.