Czech auto maker Skoda on Thursday unveiled the technical details of its much awaited SUV Kodiaq in India. Kodiaq which hit the global auto markets with a glittering launch in Berlin last year is named after the Kodiak bear found in Archipelago in Alaska. The SUV is built on Volkswagen's MQB platform which is used by both Superb and the Octavia.
The styling is based on the Skoda Vision S concept. What makes it stand apart from its peers is the new front-end design that sports a large radiator grille and the two double-headlights create a four-eyed face. The lights are all LEDs on the front as well as the back and the wheel arches are slightly angular. There is a total of 14 paint finishes on offer four standard and 10 metallic colour options.
Globally, the car has been unveiled with five engine options, two diesel and three petrol, and three transmission options – 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG and 7-speed DGS Transmission. Reportedly, in India the SUV will get 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine with 7-speed DSG transmission.
Another major attraction to the Kodiaq is the boot capacity, which is claimed to be the largest in the segment. According to the company, if you fold down all the seats in the 7-seater model, you can get a jaw-dropping boot space capacity of 2,065 litres.
Skoda's big SUV will be seen on our roads in a few months. The SUV is a 7-seater and comes with all the bells and whistles expected from a Skoda. There is a choice of petrol as well as diesel engines, and we believe Skoda will initially bring in the diesel trims first followed by the petrol.