Prices start from under £22,000 for a base petrol variant but if you want 4WD or almost any kind of diesel, you're going to be spending in the £25,000 to £30,000 bracket. That's about the same kind of money you'd need for obvious family SUV rivals that offer a 7-seat options, cars like Kia's Sorento, Hyundai's Santa Fe and Mitsubishi's Outlander. If you've more to spend, there's a more overtly SUV-orientated 'Scout' model, priced from just over £32,000.
Even on models lower in the line-up, equipment levels are quite generous. Entry-level variants get Skoda's 'Swing' infotainment system with its 6.5-inch screen. It can be supplemented with a smartphone Bluetooth connection and the 'Skoda SmartLink' set-up. 'SmartLink' supports the use of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink in the car. For connecting in your smartphone. When the customer connects their phone to the USB port, the relevant setting is shown on the infotainment display. Plus there's a 'Phonebox' option that charges a smartphone inductively using the Qi standard and connects to the car aerial - both processes occur wirelessly. There's also the opportunity of specifying a 'Skoda Connect' package that gives you various online services, remote access to your car via a downloadable app and a 'Care Connect' system that provides emergency assistance.
As for safety, well a 'Front Assist including City Emergency Brake' system is standard, using a radar to scan the road ahead for potential accident hazards as you drive. Adaptive Cruise Control, a 'Driver Alert' system to combat fatigue and a 'Traffic Jam Assist' system are all optional.