Skoda Kodiaq was first unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Fresh reports indicate that Skoda will be unveiling the vehicle in India on 10 August. The SUV gets Volkswagen's MQB platform, which is also used in the Superb and the Octavia in India. Dealers in the country have already begun accepting bookings for the upcoming vehicle.
Skoda Kodiaq is available in one petrol and two diesel engine iterations. The petrol version gets a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 177bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. The diesel version gets a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine in two tunes – 147bhp with 340Nm of torque and 187bhp with 400Nm of torque. The engines will be available in six-Speed Manual gearbox or DSG transmissions with six-speed or seven-speed options.
Skoda Kodiaq gets a muscular stance with three-dimensional radiator grille, raked headlights with full-LED technology and LED tail lamps. Inside, along with premium upholstery and other features, the vehicle also gets touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, engine start/stop function and electric driver seat. As for safety, the Kodiaq will get six airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq SUV will compete against the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner in India. Although the pricing aspect remains unannounced for now, we believe that the Kodiaq SUV might be priced around Rs 30 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).