Skoda is rapidly filling in its SUV line-up and has given us a glimpse of a forthcoming addition to its portfolio, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Although the Czech company is being coy about this newcomer for now - not offering much in detail beyond the image you can see here - it's worth looking elsewhere in the Volkswagen Group for an idea of the Skoda's market positioning and a rough guide to its physical size.
So here's Skoda with what is almost certainly its smallest crossover/SUV model, designed to fit in beneath the Karoq in the model line-up.
What little Skoda does say about its Geneva-bound machine is that it has 'distinctive' new LED headlamps with separated daytime running lights above. These incorporate dynamic indicators, which is to say directional-sweep affairs like those first seen on various Audis. Skoda also adds that the 'urban crossover' has the agility and handling of a compact car, yet all the benefits of an SUV, such as a raised seating position, greater all-round visibility and easier ingress/egress to/from the cabin.
The company finally confirms that the incoming crossover will be based on the MQB chassis and will feature new driver assistance systems, as well as plenty of the brand's 'Simply Clever' hallmark interior features.
One thing we do know about this as-yet-unnamed crossover is that whatever moniker Skoda picks for it, the word will begin with 'K' and end in 'q', following the Czech firm's preferred system that has already given us Karoq and Kodiaq.
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Carzone - 21-Jan-2019