Skoda plans crossover/SUV assault

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan design sketch with modified Skoda emblem 31.10.2011
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan design sketch with modified Skoda emblem 31.10.2011

Czech automaker, and member of VW Group, make aggressive push into new segments with two new crossovers and two SUVs

Given that crossover and SUV popularity continues, it's no surprise that Skoda wants to get into the game.

As part of VW Group, and its plan to expand sales to 10 million units a year by 2018, Skoda will be doing its part by adding two new crossover models and two new SUVs to its lineup over the next five years to move into new segments and grow the brand.

According to the report in Car magazine, the two new crossovers will replace the Roomster. The first one coming in 2014 and will be close in size and shape to the VW Touran. A larger people-mover similar to the VW Sharan will come in 2016.

On the SUV side, the Yeti also gets replaced by two new models, a Tiguan-like SUV due in 2015 and a larger seven-seater SUV arriving on the scene in 2016.

Source: Car Magazine

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vilivo vilivo
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Nov 1st, 2011 4:38pm
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clinton clinton
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Nov 3rd, 2011 10:52am
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vilivo vilivo
Oh well, lol. It seems 2 have disappeared. Im once again clicking ads :)
Nov 4th, 2011 6:15pm
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Skoda models use last generation VW technology and looks(with minor tweaks). This is actually very smart for VW group as it continues the old model production with a new shell and some minor branding modifications. Cost effective reusability of vehicle parts, mass production of same "....".
Nov 1st, 2011 9:51am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
VW Tiguan - Skoda Yeti VW Touareg - Skoda Yeti's dad
Nov 1st, 2011 8:46am
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Microice Microice
Maybe economies of scale will mean the the VW equivalents will become cheaper... Doubt it!
Nov 1st, 2011 8:00am
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artist changed the badge to Skoda alright but forgot to alter the alloy wheels' VW markings , :O :O :O
Nov 1st, 2011 5:34am
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vilivo vilivo
The sketch seems to be missing certain styling cues that Skoda will likely change 1st.
Nov 1st, 2011 12:29am
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MutantSushi MutantSushi
When the photo caption says ¨2011 Volkswagen Tiguan design sketch with modified Skoda emblem¨ that´s exactly what you get. Cars never look like design sketches anyways. It´s a oedipal thing, car designers would break down if they realize that 99% of cars aren´t sold with ultra-low profile tires, etc.
Nov 1st, 2011 1:22am
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vilivo vilivo
Lol :)
Nov 1st, 2011 11:09am
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Beybaba Beybaba
"2011 Volkswagen Tiguan design sketch with modified Skoda emblem" this explains it all.
Oct 31st, 2011 11:49pm
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hunker7 hunker7
it's probably going to be cheaper then Tiguan.
Oct 31st, 2011 11:51pm
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More affordable sure, but maybe with better finish/equipment.
Nov 1st, 2011 12:05am
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autoficianado autoficianado
Why buy the VW Tiguan if this is a badge engineered Skoda thats cheaper ? If you can get the same product at a lower price why not?
Nov 1st, 2011 12:20am
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MutantSushi MutantSushi
All Hail the Skiguan!
Nov 1st, 2011 1:20am
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