The new Skoda Kodiaq 7-seater SUV has been launched today. Launched in Europe a few months ago, the flagship Skoda SUV will compete with the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Only one variant is on offer, which is the top of the line Style variant offered with a 2.0 liter diesel engine generating 150 PS and 340 Nm, mated to a 7 speed DSG. It comes with 4×4 and multiple drive modes. It is on sale at a staggering price of INR 34.49 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Skoda Kodiaq is based on the MQB platform, which also is the basis of the full sized luxury SUV, Audi Q7. Built to take on the toughest of terrains, the new Kodiaq wears the new Skoda design language inspired by the Vision C Concept which was showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It sits above the Superb in the company line-up. This is now the flagship Skoda car.
On the inside, the dashboard layout and design are fresh, there are several familiar bits that come from the Superb sedan such as the steering wheel, instrument console, door pads, etc. The full black color theme is complemented by glossy black inserts and chrome accented knobs. The centre console houses new AC vents and a neat touchscreen infotainment system. The seats are upholstered in leather and have decidedly premium contours. The middle row occupants get dedicated floor-mounted AC vents.
The second and third row seats fold flat to create a cavernous storage space. The car has a maximum boot capacity of 2,065 litres. Feature highlights include door edge guards, optional heated steering wheel, and electric child safety and sleep headrests.
More details about the India-spec Kodiaq are specified in the video below.