2016 Skoda Snowman SUV news
The 2016 Skoda Snowman SUV will be looking forward to capitalizing on the success of the compact Yeti and bring forth a host of improvements that will dramatically change how people view this Czech car brand. This seven seater model will attain all features, which are considered to be of necessity in the SUV segment. Apart from boasting changes to its outer visuals, this vehicle will also experience a revamp in its interior features as well as engine. It will have enhanced fuel economy and will also excel in off-road capabilities like a Land Rover does.
2016 Skoda Snowman SUV: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The 2016 Skoda Snowman SUV will share its platform with other cars like Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia. The MQB platform will make this vehicle lighter in weight and add some dimensional changes leading to increased cabin space. Exterior of 2016 Skoda Snowman SUV will get prominent frontal lines, Skoda’s signature grille design and headlights that are exclusive to this brand. It will ride high and mighty on 17 inch wheels that are found on the Octavia model. Standard trim will come with a seven seater configuration while rumours state that a 5 seater variant will also be available sometime after its release.
This car’s first release was honoured with the ‘Family Car of the Year’ award, thanks to its best in class security features. The 2016 Skoda Snowman SUV will be looking forward to holding up to its reputation and bring forth added safety measures that are suitable for the current auto market. Being a family car, the comfort quotient will rise with the use of leather wrapped seats, plush quality furnishing, increased cabin space along more head and legroom. No compromises have been made as far as comfort of this vehicle goes.
Talking of enhanced technology and safety features inside 2016 Skoda Snowman SUV, there will include parking sensors, automatic climate control, heated seats, child lock and five inch touch screen. There will also most likely be Smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity alongside rear camera. 8 safety airbags will also be included as a standard offering.
2016 Skoda Snowman SUV: Engine Specs
When it comes to this car’s powertrain, the Czech car brand has promised various alternatives based on TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines. The petrol units are likely to be a 1.4 litre TSI and also a 2.0 litre TSI, which will both be able to produce around 150 and 180 hp. Diesel variant will likely be a 2.0 litre TDI unit delivering a maximum of 184 hp. Drive mode will be offered in front and optional all-wheel systems. To keep up the pace with its competitors, there is also a hybrid variant that is said to be in the making and will be available at a later date.
2016 Skoda Snowman SUV: Release Date, Price, Competitors
The 2016 Skoda Snowman SUV will compete with other similar cars such as Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento upon their release. Neither release date nor price has been revealed so far, but we expect this car to be launched in the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show while market price will range from $ 24 000 to $ 30 000.