The success of the Czech made Skoda Roomster, Yeti and Superb has compelled the car manufacturer to come up with an SUV to remain relevant in the fiercely competitive market. The Skoda Snowman 7-seater SUV is designed to be better than its predecessors and to compete well with SUVs in its class like the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe. The design and performance features in this car might well set it above what some car analysts think.
Skoda Snowman 7-seater SUV – Exterior and Interior Design
The front retains the signature Skoda butterfly grille complemented by a contoured bonnet. This SUV will be based on the VW MQB platform used in making the 2016 VW Tiguan. The exterior has bold creases throughout the entire length making it look like an Audi Q7 except for neat touches like taillights that are more angular and tailgate mounted spoilers. The exterior design is impressive enough to elicit stares wherever it zooms past. The Skoda Snowman 7-seatere SUV is a very muscular looking car with lowered roof and prominent wheel arches. From the exterior, there is nothing subtle about it except for the colors that are bound to give it the character a deliver might want in his/her car.
Skoda has ensured that the normal characteristics required in an SUV like a high driving position, visibility, practicality and storage were at the forefront of the design ideas and the Snowman, meets them all.
The interior is roomier even with the extra seats. This is because the seats can be folded and adjusted to create more cabin space. The car has leather-trimmed seats that are adjustable for maximum comfort. There are technological features added to the design that are quite impressive like automatic climate control, rear cameras, smart device connectivity, heated seats, automatic parking sensors and the touchscreen infotainment display on the dashboard. The dashboard itself is decorated with an LED lighting systems. The Skoda Snowman 7-seater SUV also has a remote control that lets you access functions from a distance. The system is incredibly receptive and works well with smart phone connectivity. Additional features include GPS and a route tracker.
The Skoda Snowman 7-seater SUV is also equipped with extra safety features like ABS braking and 8-airbags for front and rear passengers.
Skoda Snowman 7-seater SUV – Engine and Performance
This SUV will be available in more than one engine varieties: A TSI petrol engine and a diesel engine. The petrol version itself comes in two versions one composed of a 2.0-litter with the ability to produce 180 hp and a 1.4-liter engine with an output of 150 hp. The diesel engine on the other hand will be a 2.0-liter with a 180 hp output. There is immense power driving and great performance in all terrain as all SUV’s need to be. The engines are likely to be sourced from the Skoda Octavia and Superb sedans and will most likely be paired with either a 6 speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG transmission.
Skoda Snowman 7-seater SUV – Release Date and Price
Rumors are that the Skoda Snowman 7-seater SUV is already in production at the manufacturer’s Kvasiny facility. The release date is expected to be towards the end of 2016. The price is yet to be announced but it is expected to be within the $25,000 and $30,000.