Skoda presented the Kodiaq, their new SUV that borrows several design elements from the VisionS concept. The car will make its official debut at the Paris auto show.
The Kodiaq is expected to become the best-seller model of the company, bringing new customers to the dealerships of Skoda, but at the same time showing the way for future SUV models of the company.
The Czech car will be the main competitor for the Vokswagen Tiguan, the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe, with its length reaching 4,697 mm, its width being 1,882 mm and its height reaching 1,676 mm.
It has the DCC system (Dynamic Chassis) and it will be offered as a five-seater or a seven-seater, with the luggage space being 720 liters in the five-seat configuration and after folding the rear seats it can reach up to 2,065 liters. The seats can be folded either 60/40 or 40/20/40, with the second row of seats being able to move forward or back by 18 cm.
The car is available with five engines, a 1.4 TSI producing 125 and 155 hp with 200 and 220 Nm of torque respectively and a 2.0 TSI producing 180 hp with 320 Nm of torque. Also a 2.0 TDI that yields 150 and 190 hp with 340 and torque of 400 Nm, is available. The engines can be combined either with a six-speed manual or an automatic DSG gearbox, which will send the power to the front, or all wheels (optional equipment).
The Kodiaq, will be manufactured at the Czech company’s plant in Kvasiny and along with the Seat Ateca will increase the annual capacity of the plant to 280,000 cars, while creating 1,300 new jobs over the next two years.