Good timeŠ at Škoda. Half-year sales stand at 522,500, so unless the world goes bang before then the VW Group’s ‘pearl of the east’ is on course to break the one million sales barrier in 2014.
They’re a canny lot, and they’re good at managing expectations, but Škoda’s ambition goes well beyond even that milestone. TG.com can reveal that a full-size Škoda SUV is a whisker away from board approval, and could be on sale by the end of 2016. High-level sources have confirmed that the car, which is pegged as a rival for the Hyundai Santa Fe and Land Rover’s imminent Discovery Sport, is pretty much done.