The Kodiaq is ŠKODA’s debut in the large SUV class, one of the fastest-growing market segments in the world. ŠKODA says it will engage new customer groups and increase the brand’s market share. It will be up against models at both ends of the large SUV market, from the Hyundai Santa Fe to the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
“Our new ŠKODA Kodiaq SUV is a great all-rounder,” said ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier. “It combines an active sense of vitality with the brand’s classic qualities – a high degree of functionality and an outstanding amount of space. As always, in the design process we have focused on offering a little bit more car, and as a result, the best vehicle in the segment.”
The Kodiaq launches at the beginning of 2017 with a five engines in the range: two TDIs and three TSIs. A range of transmission options are available – six-speed manual, DSG, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Off-road mode supports the driver when using four-wheel drive.
The Kodiaq is practical and spacious, offering an optional third row of seats and the largest boot capacity in its class. Infotainment is based on Volkswagen Group’s second-generation Modular Infotainment system (MIB II) and offers numerous functions and interfaces through touchscreens. New mobile online services, compatible with 4G, are also available.
Driver assistance systems include Area View cameras, predictive pedestrian protection, and Parking Distance Control with braking function.
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