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Skoda Kodiaq SUV Coming By The End Of This Year

Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech Republic carmaker’s first ever 7 seater SUV. It will rival products like Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour in India.

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2017 Skoda Kodiaq 7 seater SUV India

The new 7 seater SUV from Skoda will be offered in a total of five engine options ranging from 1.4-litre to 2.0-litre.

January 11, 2017 – Skoda’s first-ever 7-seater SUV – Kodiaq – was first previewed in Berlin previous year, followed by its display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. In 2017, this all-new Skoda SUV will be rolled out in several international markets including India. While its European launch will happen early this year, the Indian arrival will take place in the second half of 2017. The Skoda Kodiaq has been named after Alaska’s ‘Kodiak’ bear, and will be the flagship model of the brand.

The Czech carmaker’s Kvasiny-based plant will be the production hub for the new Skoda Kodiaq 7-seater SUV. In India, this fully-fat SUV will go up against the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour , Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Skoda says that the Kodiaq, with all-round capabilities, will be a perfect SUV for everyone including business professionals, families and off-road enthusiasts. The SUV represents the brand’s strengths – a design full of character, extraordinary space inside, practical intelligence and innovative technology. Also Read: Upcoming 7 Seater Cars in India

Read – Skoda Rapid Facelift Coming This Festive Season

Skoda Kodiaq Video

Also Read: New Skoda Superb – All You Need To Know 

Everything about Skoda Kodiaq in 8 Quick Points –

1. Skoda Kodiaq Price In India

Base Model Rs 28 lakh (Estimated)
Top Model Rs 35 lakh (Estimated)

With the all-new Skoda Kodiaq, the Czech automaker will mark its presence into the growing premium SUV segment. The SUV’s India-spec version is estimated to be priced between Rs 28 lakh – Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom).

2. Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Launch Date In India

Though the company hasn’t revealed the exact India launch date of the Kodiaq, it is likely to arrive towards the end of this year. Reports suggest that this 7-seater SUV might go on sale during 2017 festive season, possibly in October. We’ll update our reader about the exact launch date as soon as Skoda makes an announcement.

2017 Skoda Kodiaq 7 seater India front-side

3. Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Specifications

1.4-litre TSI Petrol 123bhp & 148bhp
2.0-litre TSI Petrol 177.5bhp
2.0-litre TDI Diesel 148bhp and 187bhp
Transmission 6-speed manual and DSG
Drivetrain system FWD (only on the base model) & AWD

4. Skoda Kodiaq Mileage

City 13-14kmpl (Estimated)
Highway 18-19kmpl (Estimated)
Claimed 23.8kmpl / 56.5mpg

All the variants will get engine start-stop system, thermo-management system and brake energy recovery that will help it return optimum fuel efficiency.

Note: Above-mentioned mileage figures are of the 2.0-litre diesel engined model

Skoda Kodiaq Images – Gallery

5. Skoda Kodiaq Dimensions

Length 4,700mm
Width 1, 910mm
Height 1, 680mm
Ground Clearance 168mm
Wheelbase 2790mm

Based on the VisionS design concept, that was previewed at the 86th Geneva Motor Show, the new Skoda 7-seater SUV measures 4,700mm in length, 1,910mm in width and 1,680mm in height. Its wheelbase stands at 2,790mm. While the global model will have a ground clearance of 168mm, the India-spec version might stand tall with a ground clearance of around 200mm.

6. Skoda Kodiaq Features

– Narrow, Raked LED Headlamps
– Skoda’s New Singature Three Dimensional Radiator Grille
– Parallelogram-shaped Fog Lamps
– Angular LED Tail-lights
– Twin Exhaust System
– Tailgate Spoiler
– Body-toned Bumpers
– Flush-mounted Door Handles
– Digital Instrument Cluster
– Rear Seat Entertainment System
– Skoda Connect Infotainment System With 5.0-inch
– 60:40 Split Fold Rear Seats
– Fabric/leather Combination and Leather or Alcantara Seat Covers
– Optional Ambient Lighting
– Tow Assist
– Area View System
– Adapative Cruise Control
– Driver Alert

6. Skoda Kodiaq Exterior

Skoda’s new 7-seater SUV is said to derive its design inspiration from Czech Bohemian and Cubic crystal art that conveys ‘strength and protection’. Built on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, the Skoda Kodiaq carries a futuristic design, and looks quite bold and aggressive. Up front, the car gets new front grille with thirteen vertical slats. There are LED headlamps with LED daytime running lamps underlined by parallelogram-shaped fog lamps.

Moving towards the side, one can notice its bold character lines that fuse with a distinctive shoulder blade, flush-mounted door handles, muscular alloy wheels and a roof slopping towards the rear end. The rear profile looks sporty with angular LED tail-lights, triangular reflector, tailgate spoiler, black plastic bumper, a tailgate mounted spoiler and dual exhaust system. The SUV also features conventional SUV characteristics such as good levels of visibility and high driving position.

7. Skoda Kodiaq Interior

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Interior India

Interior of the new Skoda Kodiaq SUV has German like appeal. Brimming with hi-tech features, the SUV offers a premium feel and comfort. The ultra-minimalist dashboard grabs attention with a digital instrument cluster closely accompanied by an infotainment system, touchscreen controls, and a digital centre stack. The seats are covered with premium leather upholstery complimenting its metallic trims and a rear seat entertainment system.

The steering wheel and door panels seem carried forward from the Superb sedan. Its instrument panel sports two symmetrical zones and the air conditioning vents positioned vertically. The touch display has a sophisticated glass design. The car also comes with Skoda’s 30 Clever features such as heated steering wheel, electric child safety, etc. The seats are wrapped in half leather, and the rear gets two optional third-row seats that can be folded down to create a flat bed.

For connectivity purpose, there will be Skoda’s new Connect infotainment system with Google Earth, SUV’s media, phone and satellite navigation. Furthermore, the car offers 360-degree cameras, Apple CarPlay and emergency systems. Measuring 4.7 metre in length, the Skoda Kodiaq is claimed to offer best-in-class cabin space. Skoda  also claims that the Kodiaq will be a practical SUV with plenty of storage space. The Kodiaq SUV will come in five and seven-seat layouts, and offer a luggage space of 720-litres (2065-litres with rear seats folded down).

2017 Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater India

8. Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV India – Engine & Transmission

In global markets, the new Skoda Kodiaq will get choice of two petrol (1.4L & 2.0L) and a diesel (2.0L) engine boosted with turbocharged direct injection system. All powertrains will meet Euro-6 emission standards. The 1.4-litre TSI and 2.0-litre TSI petrol motors will churn out a peak power of 123bhp & 148bhp, and 177.5bhp respectively. The diesel mill makes power worth 148bhp and 187bhp. Transmission options will include – a 6-speed manual (1.4L), a 7-speed DSG automatic (2.0L).

All variants of the Kodiaq will be supported by an AWD system, while the base 123bhp, 1.4L TSI model will have FWD. In India, the SUV could be offered with three powertrains – 2.0-litre TSI petrol (177bhp & 320Nm), 2.0-litre TDI diesel (147bhp & 340Nm) and 2.0-litre TDI diesel (187bhp & 400Nm). The car will also come with optional Dynamic Chassis Control that allows driver to switch between modes on engines, suspension and throttle response transmission.



 

COMMENTS
  1. amith
    April 20, 2016

    when d beatuiful guy touch indian market?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 20, 2016

      Hi Amith

      The Skoda Kodiaq SUV is scheduled to be launched in the Indian car market in second half of 2017.

  2. Rajeshkumar Gopinathan
    April 28, 2016

    Intimate me when launch

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 30, 2016

      Hi Rajesh

      The new Kodiaq SUV is likely to be launched in the country in mid 2017.

  3. Reuben
    May 8, 2016

    Really wish a diesel engine would be provided soon after its launch

  4. Pinesh ghevariya
    May 9, 2016

    I m ready to buy this one when it’s launch in india

  5. vijayps (balramps)
    May 15, 2016

    Wow superb I like it

  6. vijayps (balramps)
    May 15, 2016

    Wow nice I like it

  7. ful
    June 1, 2016

    ok

  8. Ankit
    July 21, 2016

    I like it i my ready to buy

  9. Colin Lambert
    July 27, 2016

    I have told dealer I want the first one. We can order from October in UK delivery 1st quarter 2017

  10. Harish
    September 14, 2016

    I like it

  11. DKP
    October 8, 2016

    HOPE IT IS AUTOTRANSMISSION

  12. Jude
    October 22, 2016

    Too expensive …. right price is 20~25 lakh

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