According to Skoda, Skoda Kodiak SUV will be finally released later this year, probably at the Paris Motor Show. This model will be a very important product for Skoda Company considering that will represent Czech brand’s first attack into the large SUV market, and will probably produce a future line of off-road vehicles based on the same platform. Mentioned platform will be Volkswagen’s MQB platform and Skoda expects that this SUV will be a well-selling vehicle. We can expect a lot of conventional crossover characteristics such as high driving position, good visibility, and practicality as well as a lot of cargo space. Besides those basic features, the new model will come with a numerous safety and technology features, and this model will certainly be very modern and futuristic. Also, another good thing and an advantage are that the price of this model will be relatively small.
Skoda Kodiak SUV – Exterior and Interior Changes:
The exterior design is pretty nice with some modern touches. This vehicle is u full sized crossover and when you look it, you can feel the power. We can expect slightly redesigned exterior design compared to Yeti model, its predecessor. The major change will be the change in the size of the vehicle, so the new Kodiak will be larger than before, so the length will be 187.0 inches and we can also expect extended wheelbase which means more space for passengers. The new front grille will be incorporated with the revised headlights that look very nice and modern. Also, LED system powers the headlights as well as taillights. The bumper will be also improved, and it will give the vehicle eye catching appearance. Here we can see small fog lights and large air intakes that will their purpose very good. There will be two models of this beautiful SUV, both five and three doors variant. Skoda Kodiak SUV will come with large alloy wheels 19 inches.
Inside the cabin, the new Skoda Kodiak SUV is very attractive, and we can expect a lot of changes in interior design. First of all, we can expect a lot of space in the interior and that of course means a high dose of comfort. Other modern features inside that will certainly provide easier drive and better entertainment includes a quality sound system, Bluetooth, USB connection, Wi-Fi, dual zone climate control. Some of the safety systems are children safety door locks, traction and stability control, automatic emergency brakes, etc. All seats inside will be very supportive and wrapped by a high-quality leather.
Skoda Kodiak SUV – Engine Specs:
The upcoming model will be powered by petrol and diesel variants, or more precisely TSI petrol and TDI turbo diesel. So, we expect 1.4-liter that will be capable of producing 225 hp as well as 200-pound feet of torque. What is certain is that the power will be routed to the all wheels trough the 6-speed manual transmission or a seven speed DSG system. Information about fuel consumption is not official but we expected that this segment will be the best part of the specification of Skoda Kodiak SUV.
Skoda Kodiak SUV – Expected Launch and Price:
As we wrote in the intro, the release date of this vehicle should be in Paris Motor Show in October of 2016, while the starting price will be around $26.000. Main rivals of the new Kodiak will be Kia Sorento as well as Land Rover Discovery Sport. If you look just price, you can notice that this vehicle is cheaper than its rivals, and that is the main advantage of Skoda Kodiak SUV.