Skoda’s first ever seven-seater has been announced and revealed in Paris motor show earlier with expected deliveries to be made in April 2017.
- Company’s first ever seven-seater SUV; offered in five seats as well
- Ordering opens from November with an expected April 2017 deliveries
- OTR(On the road price) starts from £21,495
The Kodiaq is the newest and biggest member of Skoda family and will be offered in a choice of seven and five seats options to their customers. It will share its design elements with the Yeti model and its overall stance is much stronger and more angular than ever seen before.
Size wise, the Kodiaq is 4,697mm long, 1,882mm wide and 1676mm tall. The middle seats are also foldable with the option of a 60:40 split increasing the boot to 720 to 2,065 litres. The Kodiaq also offers the largest boot space within its class - it will be based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB chassis technology used in the European market.
Skoda Kodiaq options –
At the beginning Skoda’s new Kodiaq will be available in four choice of trims – S, SE, SE L and special edition.
asic trim level S: The entry level ‘S’ trim is packed with standard elements including LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel, manual air conditioning, front parking assist, swing touchscreen infotainment system, care connect and Smart link smartphone connectivity at the price from £21,495.
Over S, the SE models features Bolero radio with a 8.0” colour touchscreen, cruise control, auto dimming rear view mirror, rear parking sensors, and dual zone air conditioning all priced from £22,945.
At the price of £28,595 the SE L models benefit from 19 inch alloys, heated front seats, full LED headlights, drive mode Select, and Columbus navigation system.
There are five choice of engines that will be available, they include three petrol and two diesels. All the engines will come with Auto start/stop system. The petrol range comes with two 1.4 TSI with a 125PS and 190PS outputs in choice of two or four-wheel-drive and manual or DSG transmissions. A bigger 180PS 2.0 litre petrol comes in seven speed DSG 4*4 transmission. Whereas the two diesel engines outputs consist of 150PS and 190PS.
The Kodiaq features a variety of driver assistance systems including surround view cameras to see all around the vehicle, a towing assistance system to assist with steering the car automatically when reversing slowly. The new manoeuvre assist system brakes the vehicle when obstacles are detected behind the vehicle. There will also be plenty more additional features such as brake assist, lane assist, cruise control & traffic sign recognition as standard!
SKODA Connect Technology will be making its debut providing infotainment online services and care connect with real time navigation including online traffic information, Google street view, Fuel prices, Parking Information, online news, and weather information with remote access & assistance. This connect technology will be available in the Kodiaq’s top models.
One of its seven seater rivals the Hyundai Santa FE goes on sale in a few days with prices starting from £21,495. The other list of rivals includes seven seaters Nissan X-Trail, Kia Sorento and the five seater VW Tiguan.
The Skoda Kodiaq is available to order within the next few days with estimated deliveries to be made in around spring 2017.