A sub-compact crossover with the Skoda badges added to its body is expected to be launched in the next couple of years.
Ever since Nissan has opened the B-segment for crossovers with the popular Juke, carmaker from across the globe have gone wild in creating their very own versions. Since then, we have models such as the Opel Mokka, the Renault Captur, the Peugeot 2008, the Mazda CX-3, the Chevrolet Trax, the Ford EcoSport and so on. Now, years later, another company is planning to introduce its very own version. We’re talking about Skoda and its Fabia supermini which is said to gain a crossover version sometimes in 2017.
According to a recent report, which has been published by AutoExpress, the model in question will be taking the previous Scout version to a whole new level and if that one came with a jacked up suspension and some plastic body cladding, the new model will be completely new, similar to what Renault has done to the Clio and the Captur. The vehicle will be riding on the same short version of the MQB platform and it will get front-wheel drive as well, as it is believed that AWD will not be adopted. This will get units such as the 1.2 TSI with 110 HP and the 1.4 TDI with 105 HP. In terms of design, many of the styling cues will be taken from the Fabia. The sub-compact crossover will also have a lot of things in common with the upcoming Polo-based crossover.