SUV "Skoda": new products from the Czech auto concern
Recently, SUVs are becomingmore popular along with conventional cars. Manufacturers periodically replenish their model line with new copies that have all-terrain capabilities. That's Swedish concern "Skoda" decided to keep up with its competitors.
Previously, the company could only boast of havingtwo cars with all-terrain capabilities: in its lineup there was a crossover "Yeti" and a wagon "Octavia Combi Scout." The name "Smuve" as a trademark was registered back in 2011, and in 2014 the medium-sized SUV "Skoda" under this name first went on sale. By the way, it is built on the same platform as Audi Q3 and Nissan Tiguan. In comparison with the same "Yeti", the dimensions of the new car are somewhat larger: so, in length it reaches 4.5 meters against 4.22 meters for the earlier model.
The main competitors of Smuve are:cars like "Kia Sportage" and "Nissan Kashkay." At the same time, "Smuve" was provided with more simple engines: a hybrid power plant is not at all present in the range of units, and other equipment was selected. In addition, the emphasis is primarily on the front-wheel drive system, although the all-wheel drive is also present, but in higher levels. Externally, the car is similar to the "Nissan Tiguan", and it is equipped with the following engines: two petrol - a volume of 1.4 and 2 liters, as well as diesel - 1.6 and 2 liters. The crossover has a number of distinctive features, for example, such as the presence of a seven-seater saloon, a large interior space and a presentable, modern look.
And now back to the car thatwas once the pioneer of the line of off-road vehicles from the Czech manufacturer. The "Yeti" model appeared on the European market for the first time in 2009. She very quickly gained popularity with the sophisticated public and was awarded the title of the best family car of the year. Note that in the classic sense of "Yeti" can not be called an off-road car, the manufacturer, rather, positions it as a compact crossover. At its creation based on the popular SUV from the Japanese manufacturer "Nissan", whose name is "Tiguan". Ultimately, it is built on the same platform and has the same engines as the car, but the price for the Czech car industry representative was lower. It is no wonder, that the crossover has won such recognition at motorists.
Waiting for a new generation
The new generation of "Yeti" will be released in 2018, andit will radically differ from the car of this generation. It will grow in size, the exterior promises to get more traditional for off-road cars outlines, and the crossover will become more spacious, increasing the amount of useful space of the trunk. It is assumed that the model will also have a hybrid modification. Note that now the SUV "Skoda Yeti" can be purchased with the following gasoline turbo engines: 1.4 TSI, 1.6 MPI and 1.8 TSI, generating respectively 125, 110 and 152 horsepower. As the transmission, both "mechanics" and "automatic" are declared. The cost of an off-road car starts at a mark of 1 million rubles.
New SUV "Skoda Snowman"
The release of a new SUV from the CzechThe manufacturer was postponed more than once, but finally it was officially announced that the premiere of the new Skoda Snowman is expected this fall at the Paris Motor Show. By the way, now it became known his new name, under which he will go into mass production - off-road car "Skoda Kodiak". He is made a big bet as a representative of the segment of large SUVs that can adequately compete with Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorrento.
It is known that the new SUV is based onplatform MQB, which is available in the "Tiguan" of the latest generation. This gives grounds to assume that the car will be available both in the front-wheel drive version and with the all-wheel drive system. In this case, it will be equipped with a wide range of power units, with a power ratio of 115 hp. up to 240 hp As a transmission, a manual gearbox is offered, as well as a DSG robot.
If to compare with "Yeti", in sizeSUV "Skoda Snowman" is strikingly different from the legendary crossover. Its length, width and height are 4.6 / 1.8 / 1.8 meters, respectively. The car has a serious wheelbase, equal to 2.77 meters, which made it possible to acquire a "spacious snowman" with a snowman. In this case, the SUV will be offered in both a five-seat and seven-seat performance. Acceptable clearance of 18 cm together with a good body geometry allows you to show good off-road capabilities.
Technical characteristics and cost
Top-of-the-range all-wheel drive version with 220-horsepowertwo-liter turbo engine, running on gasoline. In addition, the new SUV "Skoda" is equipped with two more variants of gasoline engines: 150 and 180 horsepower, and a working volume of 1.4 and 2.0 liters, respectively. The youngest engine is installed on the "Skoda Snowman" with a front-wheel drive. It should be noted that, if necessary, it is possible to deactivate two cylinders, in connection with this, fuel economy will be about 50%.
In addition to gasoline engines, the SUV will also be equipped with diesel engines, namely two motors to choose from, which have a capacity of 2 liters with a capacity of 151 and 185 "horses".
As for the cost of this car, thenit is still difficult to talk about any particular figure. However, based on the information provided by the company's management, the price for it will not exceed 1.5 million rubles (this concerns the front-wheel drive modification).