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Skoda Kodiaq 7 seat SUV on track for 2016 Paris Motor Show debut

Image of Yeti is used for representative purpose only.

The new Skoda SUV will be larger than the Yeti.

Skoda has been working on a 7-seat SUV to be positioned above the Yeti. The upcoming product was speculated to adopt the Snowman moniker but a latest report from Autobild suggests that it will be called as the Skoda Kodiak. The name is derived from a species of brown bear.

The new Skoda SUV is said to borrow its MQB underpinnings from the 2017 VW Tiguan. Expected to be powered by a range of TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines with both manual and automatic transmission options, the Kodiak would be offered in 2WD as well as 4WD configurations.

2017 VW Tiguan SUV

The Skoda Kodiak will derive its hardware from the new Tiguan.

Recent international reports peg the SUV’s length at around 4.75 metre which allows for a 7-seat variant. We expect the equipment package to be derived from the new Superb which is also based on the MQB platform.

Not much is know about the Skoda Kodiak as of now but expect it to subscribe to the brand’s latest design direction which is full of clean and pronounced surfaces. The car is expected to be unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.

Also read – Three new Skoda SUVs in the works

Given that the premium SUV market in India growing at an impressive rate, the Skoda Kodiak would be a good fit. The 7-seat SUV, if launched in India, would lock horns with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, etc.

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