Skoda Czech Republic has released on Facebook an inconclusive teaser of an upcoming model that will likely be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Skoda Czech Republic has released on Facebook an inconclusive teaser of an upcoming model that will likely be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Without revealing the car’s identity, Skoda says behind the garage door it’s planning “something big” and asks us to try and guess what it is. Chances are we are dealing with the new seven-seat SUV which has been a long time in the making and is expected to be called “Kodiak.” It will ride on the MQB platform and is going to have a lot in common with the second-generation VW Tiguan from where it will borrow many of the internals.

We don’t know anything about the SUV’s design as all spy images have shown test mules wearing stretched Yeti bodies. The Kodiak (name not confirmed) will allegedly have an overall length of 187 inches (4.75 meters) and is expected to be offered in both five- and seven-seat versions. The latter will basically have the same cabin layout as the upcoming seven-seater Tiguan that will be unveiled before the year’s end for select markets, excluding Europe.

The engine lineup will be sourced from the regular Tiguan, so expect an assortment of turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. Front-wheel drive is going to be standard, but some of the engines will be paired optionally to an all-wheel drive system.

We were expecting for an official reveal at the Paris Motor Show in October, but it seems Skoda has decided to bring it to Geneva. At the same Swiss auto show, the company was planning to exhibit the new Roomster, but that model was axed a few weeks ago as it’s one of the victims of the Dieselgate.

The Kodiak will likely go on sale in the summer once production will kick off at the company’s Kvasiny factory in the Czech Republic.

We are not entirely excluding the possibility the teaser previews something else. Since Skoda uses the word “big”, the only other model we can think of is the Superb, but in the end we are inclined to believe it’s the Tiguan-based SUV.

Source: Skoda

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