After record sales in China last year, Skoda aims for a further boost in its biggest single market by introducing what it calls a "mainstream urban SUV."
The model will be Skoda's third SUV in China, and unlike the other two, the Kodiak and Karoq, which are sold in Europe, the small SUV will be marketed only in China.
The SUV is built on a version of Skoda's low-cost PQ platform instead of parent Volkswagen Group's MQB architecture to better compete against budget Chinese rivals.
It will be aimed at customers in "tier 3 to tier 5 cities," meaning smaller cities than the top tier megacities such as Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzen, Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier said at the automaker's annual results press conference on March 22.
Skoda confirmed the SUV's debut at the Beijing show on Monday but has not released its name, or any pricing or powertrain details. Reports said the car will be called the Kamiq.
Skoda published sketches of the car showing that it continues the automaker's family SUV look seen in the midsize Kodiak and compact Karoq