2016 Skoda Snowman redesign

Owing to the success of the well known Yeti, Skoda has embarked on a task of expanding its SUV models by bringing in a seven seats configurations model. This Czech automaker has revealed the beginning of production of Snowman SUV which is to be offered as a 2016 year model. Snowman was initially launched in the year 2009 whereby it was greatly accepted owing to its favorable price and great quality in the SUV segment. This is compelled by the demand for Skoda vehicles which is ever increasing. With the upcoming model, the automaker is expectant that it shall yield positive results once it is released. According to its manufacturer, this new 2016 Skoda Snowman will acquire all features of a modern mid-size SUV. In fact, insiders have reported that the new model will have great off-road abilities such as those of a Land Rover.

2016 Skoda Snowman front

2016 Skoda Snowman: Redesign Exterior and Interior

This new and large SUV will be placed on the Volkswagen’s MQB platform also used in building Skoda Octavia, Audi A3 and VW Golf among other Volkswagen models. It is said that this new model’s exterior will be similar to that of Octavia. In this regard, this auto is expected to get tougher exterior lines at its front. Again, this model might be offered with seventeen inch diameter wheels just like those of Octavia model. Although the automaker has announced about the release of a seven seat model, a five seat configuration model might also be offered as a base trim. This auto shall be about 40 cm longer that Yeti SUV. Its total length is expected to be about 5 meters; hence it will not experience problems with its three row seat arrangement. This model will retain Skoda’s signature grille as well as its distinguishable head lights.

Upon its first release in 2009, the Snowman was named the ‘Family Car of the Year’ thanks to its security features which earned a five star rating. Even the upcoming 2016 Skoda Snowman will carry on with this characteristic of increased safety. As for the technology features, they will be largely borrowed from another large SUV from the VW Group know as VW Touareg. Some of the expected advanced equipments include automatic climate control, parking sensors, ABS, child lock, heated seats, five inch colored touch-screen, Smartphone connectivity and rear camera. Again, the automaker is contemplating about installing as many as 8 airbags in the new 2016 Skoda Snowman.

2016 Skoda Snowman interior

2016 Skoda Snowman: Engine Specs

The new 2016 Skoda Snowman will be offered with a number of power train alternatives. Assumptions are that there will be TSI petrol engines and also TDI diesel engines. The expected petrol units are a 1.4 liter TSI and a 2.0 liter TSI generating about 150 and 180 horsepower. The diesel engine is likely to be a 2.0 liter TDI producing 184 hp. The drive mode will be standard front wheel and the optional all wheel system.

2016 Skoda Snowman side

2016 Skoda Snowman: Release Date, Price, Competitors

This new 2016 Skoda Snowman is expected to be launched in the auto world in mid 2015 during the Frankfurt Motors Show. Since it is still under production, its price has not yet been determined. However, it is expected to compete with other SUV’s such as Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe in terms of price and performance. Its price will therefore range from $ 25 000 to $ 30 000.

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