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The Czech based automaker Skoda has announced its plans to introduce a brand new SUV in 2016, which should be based on the CrossBlue Concept.

The announcement hasn’t been made officially by the company but it was hinted by Winfried Vahland, who has recently spoken to Autocar. According to our source, the new Skoda SUV will actually be the production version of the CrossBlue Concept and the model in question will ride on the popular MQB platform, the same one used on the new Golf, new A3 or new Leon, amongst others. The vehicle in question is believed to stand at 4.6 meters in length and to be offered in a configuration with either five or seven seats.

As far as the engine lineup goes, the Skoda SUV is believed to get only four-cylinder units, like a 2.0 liter petrol burner and a 1.6 liter turbo diesel. A hybrid is also planned in the lineup, which will also be the most economical version. The new Skoda SUV is expected to make its public debut sometimes in 2015, but its dealership arrival will be made one year later. Additional details on the model in question are limited for the moment.