Skoda have given us a tiny glimpse of their new flagship SUV – the Kodiaq; and we are completely astounded by the awesomeness of it.
Skoda is teasing the world with images of its latest model, the Kodiaq. Designed to be a seven-seater all-rounder, the Kodiaq is a serious contender to the family SUV segment. We’ve sadly received only partial images of this Czech machine, but put them together with the spy shots and you get a vague idea of what this car might look like. Scheduled for a September unveiling, the Skoda Kodiaq hopes to impress with its aggressive demeanor and practicality.
Borrowing the three-dimensional radiator grille from the new Superb, the Kodiaq looks aggressive and purposeful. The tightly packed headlamp housing is loaded with the latest LED technology. A large central air dam and highly flared arches give the car a beefy stance. Straight lines flow across the car meeting a set of “C-shaped” tail lamps that look menacing. Most of the design elements are reminiscent of the 2016 Vision S concept. Skoda has definitely been hitting the mark these days on the design front. Fresh, modern and sophisticated, the new Kodiaq should be appealing in the flesh.
The Kodiaq measures 4.7 meters in length, making it a properly big and spacious car. With a proper seven-seater setup, the Kodiaq aims to attract the practical side of the customer as well. With a boot spanning 720 litres to 2096 litres with the seats folded, this new Skoda will be highly appreciated by the generic Indian customer.
The new Skoda Kodiaq promises a host of in-car tech in the form of multiple driver aids. Skoda will also offer the Skoda Connect Mobile online services which should take care of the car’s infotainment. The car features a system of surround-view cameras called Area View to keep the driver highly informed of his/her surroundings. Highly interesting stuff from the Czech automaker.
Powering this large SUV would be a host of 2.0-litre diesel and petrol motors that are mated to either a six-speed manual or a DSG box. Skoda will probably offer a plug-in hybrid as well, to keep the Kodiaq highly competitive.
Skoda confirms that the Kodiaq will make an Indian debut in late 2017 after the eminent launch of the VW Tiguan. We can’t comment on the pricing of these cars at this juncture but we expect them to be priced a tad under the current crop of SUVs. How they stand against the current range of SUVs in India – only time will tell.