Last week, the latest addition to the ŠKODA range was finally revealed. The Kodiaq will go on sale later this year with first deliveries due in early 2017. The new model is a large SUV that will be offered with five or seven seats.
Exterior and Dimensions
The all-new Kodiaq introduces the brand’s design language into the SUV segment and offers customers a combination of strength, elegance and versatility.
Three trim levels are available:
S | SE | SE-L
The two double-headlights feature a crystalline structure. LEDs are fitted as standard in the C-shaped rear light clusters that have become a ŠKODA trademark.
A choice of 14 paint finishes is available, comprising four standard and 10 metallic colours. The appearance of the exterior components and features varies according to the three trim levels.
Both diesel and petrol engines feature turbocharged direct injection and are EU6 compliant. All feature Stop-Start systems, brake energy recovery and powerful thermo-management systems to reduce fuel consumption.
DSG transmissions with six or seven speeds are available. The Kodiaq introduces a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, designed for high-performance engines with torque of up to 600 Nm – a first for ŠKODA.
The driver can operate the seven-speed DSG in automatic mode, or control it manually using the gear lever or steering wheel paddles. In Eco mode the ŠKODA Kodiaq will coast at speeds above 12mph when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator.
Driver Assistance Systems
The Kodiaq offers ŠKODA customers an unprecedented range of driver assistance systems, including:
Interior and boot space
The Kodiaq is just 40 mm longer than the ŠKODA Octavia, but offers a larger-than-average interior for the SUV segment.
Available as a five or seven-seater, the Kodiaq offers boot space of 720 litres (five-seater with rear seats up), which can be increased to a cavernous 2,065 litres (five-seater with rear seats folded). The dashboard is divided into two symmetrical zones for driver and passenger. ŠKODA has also made the most of the interior space afforded by the car’s external dimensions (4.7 metres long by 1.88 wide). The steering wheel is available in a choice of different versions – one of which is heated. The optional tri-zone climate control has its own control panel for rear seat passengers. The front seats can be heated, ventilated and adjusted electronically (with memory function) as an optional extra. Kodiaq’s rear seats are also extremely versatile: they can be folded in a 60:40 ration, moved lengthways by 18 cm (as standard) and the angle of the backrest is individually adjustable.
Two more seats in the third row are available – the Kodiaq is ŠKODA’s first seven-seater.
As an alternative to the standard fabric seats, a fabric/leather combination and leather or Alcantara are offered. Optional ambient lighting adds an individual touch to the interior and is built into the door trims. It can be set to ten different colours.
As always, ŠKODA’s trademark ‘Simply Clever’ solutions can be found throughout the car, such as door edge protection, electric child safety lock and sleep package.
To arrange a test drive of the New Kodiaq from April onwards; call our Sales Team on 01296 328857