Skoda Polar rendered image

A new rendering with the Skoda Polar has recently hit the web, offering us a first look into what may become a future B-segment crossover.

With companies like Nissan opening the path for B-segment crossovers like the Juke, which was shortly followed by models like the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka, the Renault Captur, the Peugeot 2008, the Ford Kuga or the Chevrolet Trax, the Volkswagen way behind has fallen way behind, but things are about to change as the company is planning to develop such a crossover, which will go on sale with Skoda badges on its body. The model in question will probably be named the Skoda Polar, as this has been trademarked by the Czech based automaker in late 2012.

The brand new Skoda Polar is rumored to ride on the MQB modular platform, used on the new Golf generation, on the new A3 or Leon, but rather than becoming a rival for the Qashqai, the new crossover will be developed as a Juke rival. Rumors are saying that the model will be approximately 4.1 meters long and it will have front-wheel drive, as standard, but all-wheel drive, along with the DSG double clutch transmission, might be offered as an option. Additional details on the Skoda Polar are limited for the moment.