ŠKODA have unveiled the all-new Kodiaq, marking the first ever large SUV to be released by the Czech manufacturer.
It started the year as the “VisionS” concept model unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and this month ŠKODA has finally unveiled the full production version of the new Kodiaq SUV, which is expected to hit showrooms early in 2017.
The Kodiaq uses the latest ŠKODA design language and embodies ŠKODA’s other brand strengths of supreme practicality and innovative technology.
We take a look at the key features of the all-new ŠKODA Kodiaq
ŠKODA have implemented their new design ethos into the SUV segment with a design that reflects the car’s versatility. The exterior aesthetic of the ŠKODA Kodiaq perfectly blends elegant lines, sporty contours and physicality.
All of the ŠKODA Kodiaq’s lines are precise and clean-cut which contributes to its powerful presence. Double horizontal lines on the front symbolise protection and strength. This is further amplified by its striking three-dimensional radiator grille. The narrow, raked headlights merge seamlessly into the radiator grille to give the Kodiaq a distinctive appearance.
The ŠKODA Kodiaq offers a larger-than-average interior for the SUV segment.
The crisp design is consistent inside and out. The double lines – with their three-dimensional appearance – also feature on the instrument panel.
As an option, the front seats can be heated, ventilated and adjusted electronically. The ŠKODA Kodiaq’s rear seats can be folded in a 60:40 ratio. The rear seats can be moved lengthways by 18 cm as standard and the angle of the backrest is individually adjustable. Two more seats in the third row are available, making the Kodiaq ŠKODA’s first ever seven-seater.
With a potential loading volume range of 720 to 2,065 litres, the ŠKODA Kodiaq offers the largest boot space within its class. Additionally, the new SUV can transport items up to 2.8m long with the rear seats folded.
The range of engine variants available for the ŠKODA Kodiaq consists of five powertrains – two TDI and three TSI engines. They have capacities of 1.4 and 2.0 litres and all feature a Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and a powerful thermo-management system – contributing to low fuel consumption.
The 2.0-litre TDI is available in two versions. The first generates 110 kW (150 PS) and 340 Nm, while the top-of-the-range version delivers 140 kW (190 PS) and 400 Nm. On average, the entry-level TDI consumes 5.0-litres of diesel (56.5 mpg and 131 g CO2/km) per 100 km. The most powerful diesel engine accelerates the large SUV from 0-62 mph in 8.6 seconds and can achieve a 130 mph top speed.
ŠKODA’s large SUV is available with a wide range of driver assistance systems.
A brand new innovation from ŠKODA can be found in the form of Trailer Assist. This means that when the ŠKODA Kodiaq is towing a trailer, the system can take over steering when reversing slowly. Additionally, while reversing, the new Manoeuvre Assist will brake as soon as an obstacle is detected behind the vehicle. The system is controlled using an enhanced function of the rear parking sensors.
The Area View system is also a first for ŠKODA. This comprises surround-view cameras, located in the front and rear as well as the wing mirrors, to show the driver the area immediately surrounding the car.
Each option offers state-of-the-art functions and interfaces. They all feature capacitive touch displays in a glass design which reacts to the touch of a finger and not just to pressure. The basic functions are also easy to operate using physical buttons and control dials.
As standard, the Kodiaq comes with the Swing infotainment system with its 6.5-inch screen and smartphone Bluetooth connection capabilities. Additionally, SmartLink supports the use of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLinkTM in the car so that when the driver connects their phone to the USB port, the relevant setting is shown on the infotainment display.
ŠKODA presents innovative mobile online services, navigation, information and entertainment in Kodiaq and ŠKODA Connect helps with remote access to the vehicle as well as assistance.
ŠKODA Connect consists of two categories. Firstly, the Infotainment Online services provide real-time navigation details such as traffic and parking information. Care Connect provides remote access to the vehicle as well as assistance functions such as The Emergency Call in the event of an accident.
The ŠKODA Kodiaq will receive its public debut in October at the 2016 Paris Motor Show where it is sure be a huge hit with audiences. To enquire about the all-new ŠKODA Kodiaq, contact our official Lancaster ŠKODA dealership in Milton Keynes.