Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV is the first full sized SUV from the brand and it will now take on rivals with much more force than before
Skoda as a manufacturer worldwide is known for offering superior practicality, design and comfortable cars in all shapes and sizes. However, the SUV market was the only one which was left without Skoda and a Skoda badged car. The brand has always offered everything and hence it finally steps into the full-sized SUV market. After much hype, teasing for almost two years and more it is finally unveiled in Berlin. The name is Kodiaq for the SUV and it is named after the Alaskan bear who lives in the mountains, something the car challenges to take on to. We have a large image gallery and India specific details and numbers that you can relish. Meanwhile, today the car has been spotted testing in the country for the first time as well.
SSkoda Kodiaq India Specific Engine, Gearbox and Mileage
The engine for India will the be similar 2.0 litre unit found in Volkswagen and Audi cars of the past. Fact is that the same engine has been in the Skoda Superb and Octavia as well. However, tune here will be the 2.0l unit that makes almost 190 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to an 7-speed DSG gearbox, which is now rated at 600 Nm to withstand all the torque.
Skoda Kodiaq India Specific Design and Dimensions
The Kodiaq has to be the rare SUV of today’s time that looks just right. Sharp and sleep yet large and intimidating. The perfect lines, the raised stance and chunky the elements all around make sure it is the right SUV that ladder on frame lovers will like and monocoque lovers will appreciate the imposing stance of the SUV. The led tail-lights, the typical Skoda grille, the busy front bumper and rugged cladding all around with trapezoidal wheel arches makes it look just right.
Length: 4700 mm
Width: 1910 mm
Height: 1680 mm
Ground Clearance: 168 mm
Wheelbase: 2790 mm
Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Chassis, suspension and off-road
The SUV will come with monocoque chassis and independent suspension on all ends. The brakes will disc’s all around and there will be 4×4 option to choose from. 4×4 system will be operated electronically as with other SUV in today’s time. Expect on-road and off-road capabilities at the same time with the Kodiaq.
Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Interiors and Features
Interiors with every other Skoda are made really well. High quality materials, soft touch dashboard, fully electric and heated ORVM’s, automatic climate control, connectivity options, touch screen unit, Apple Car Play and Android Auto will come with the SUV. Parking sensors front and rear with a rear view camera, umbrella in the door and much more features will come with the Kodiaq. Expect a big feature list than before.
Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Launch and Price
Launch is slated to happen just around Diwali 2017 or could be early 2018. Prices should start around the Rs 30 lakh mark.
Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Safety Features
The 7-seater SUV comes with all the modern electronics such as ABS, EBD and traction control, hill assist, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, 8 airbags and much more to get a top-notch rating as well.
Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Competition
Hyundai Tuscon, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CRV
Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Review