Škoda Auto presents the second generation of the Kodiaq. It takes sustainability and efficiency to the next level and comes with a new interior concept. The all-new Kodiaq features a 13-inch infotainment display, innovative Škoda Smart Dials with haptic controls and a new range structure with Design Selections. Its five powertrains offering outputs from 110 kW (150 hp) to 150 kW (204 hp) now also include a plug-in hybrid version – a first for the Kodiaq – with an electric range of more than 100 kilometres. The two top engines are mated to all-wheel drive as standard. Also making their debuts are the latest generations of the LED Matrix headlights and the Dynamic Chassis Control system. To date, 841,900 Kodiaqs have been produced and have found customers in 60 markets worldwide. The series has also won more than 40 international awards since 2016.
On the exterior, 2024 Skoda Kodiaq gets the advanced TOP LED Matrix headlights immediately catch the eye, while in the interior, recycled textiles and leather originating from an eco-friendly tanning process reflect the brand’s clear focus on sustainability. In addition to the new range structure with specific Design Selections and optional packages, the Kodiaq also features a new interior concept. The infotainment display is now freestanding, with a screen diagonal of up to 13 inches. A head-up display is optionally available for the first time. The selector lever is now mounted on the steering column, which lends the centre console a very clean and tidy look. The new Škoda Smart Dials are a first for Škoda. They combine haptic controls with a 32‑millimetre digital display, providing intuitive, easy and customisable access to numerous vehicle and infotainment functions. The new Phone Box enables inductive charging of two smartphones at a time, delivering 15 W of power and also cooling the devices during the charging process.
Škoda Kodiaq Interior:
The new Kodiaq is available with two diesel and two petrol engines, delivering outputs from 110 kW (150 hp) to 150 kW (204 hp). A new addition to the range is the Kodiaq’s first ever plug-in hybrid powertrain. It offers a system output of 150 kW (204 hp) and an all-electric range of more than 100 kilometres. On top of that, the 1.5 TSI with 110 kW (150 hp) marks the debut of mild-hybrid technology in the Kodiaq. The 2.0 TSI with 150 kW (204 hp) and the 2.0 TDI top diesel with 142 kW (193 hp) come with all-wheel drive as standard. All powertrains in the new Kodiaq are mated to a DSG automatic transmission as standard.
Škoda launched the first generation of the Škoda Kodiaq in 2016. The large SUV model has turned the Škoda brand into a true global player. With its dynamic crystalline design, spaciousness, advanced technology and many clever features, it has won more than 40 prestigious awards. These include British automotive magazine Top Gear naming it the world’s “Best Car for Big Families” as well as “Car of the Year” awards in the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria, plus several “SUV of the Year” awards from British, Chinese, French and Indian publications. To date, 841,900 Kodiaqs have been produced and have found customers in 60 markets worldwide. In Europe, it has proved particularly popular in Škoda’s biggest single market, Germany, followed by the UK and the Czech Republic. In 2022, the Kodiaq was the brand’s second best-selling SUV, just behind the Kamiq.
In the Kodiaq, Škoda is introducing the DCC Plus dynamic chassis control system to enhance the driving experience. The system features two separate valves controlling the rebound and compression phases of the suspension, providing faster and more variable damping. This improvement translates into quicker response, improved driving dynamics and superior comfort while maintaining the same ground clearance as the standard version.
In its second generation, the Škoda Kodiaq offers the driver a range of advanced driver assistance systems that enhance safety and comfort. Turn Assist helps prevent collisions at junctions and remote parking is possible via an app. With the saved parking manoeuvre function, the vehicle memorises up to five parking manoeuvres and then performs them automatically or is guided through the app.
An upgrade to the blind spot monitoring function (Side Assist) extends its detection range for tracked vehicles from seventy to ninety metres, increasing safety, especially on motorways. The redesigned Traffic Jam Assist provides a clearer view of surrounding vehicles in the virtual cockpit and is combined with Adaptive Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. This works in conjunction with the navigation system to anticipate turns and junctions.
As regards passive safety, the second-generation 2024 Skoda Kodiaq offers up to nine airbags, including optional side airbags for rear seat passengers.