Publicly unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Kodiaq is Skoda‘s brand-new, large SUV and it’s forming up to be one of the most awaited new automobiles of 2017.
It’s the very first design in exactly what’s set to be a swelling SUV line-up from Skoda – it will be followed by a brand-new Yeti and a smaller sized crossover.
The Kodiaq arrives next spring and will be a competitor for the models such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, although it goes into battle with one significant weapon– its cost.
Skoda has now revealed complete prices and specifications and soon you can order one.
Short rear overhangs on the front and rear recommend that the Kodiaq ought to have some decent off-road credentials when fitted with an all-wheel-drive system and that overall it’s a stocky, seemingly capable SUV.
It determines at 15ft (4.7 m) long, is more than 6 feet (1.88 m) broad and 5.5 feet (1.67 m) high, with a long wheelbase of nine feet (2.8 m)– it’s the longest variation of the Volkswagen’s MBQ platform in a European cars to this day.
The interior is completed in partial leather trim. A 6.5 ins (16.5 cm) touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will come as basic, the real in-car tech highlights will be found on top-of-the-range designs. They’ll get an 8ins (20cm) screen in addition to Infotainment Online, with real-time traffic upgrades for the satellite navigation system and also wi-fi for phones, laptop computers and tablets.
There are five engines to select from– two diesels and 3 petrols– along with four wheel drive choices and different transmissions.
The diesels are both 2.0-litre units, one creating 148bhp and 251lb-ft of torque, the other somewhat more powerful, with 187bhp and 295lb-ft.
Then there are two 1.4-litre fuel engines– a 123bhp alternative with 146lb- feet together with a sprightlier 148bhp system offering 148bhp and 184lb-ft. Above them is a 2.0-litre with 177bhp and 236lb-ft.
As anticipated, the cleanest model for sale will be the 148bhp diesel, that has a CO2 score of 131g/km. It’ll cost ₤ 130 a year to tax when it releases.
One with 187bhp, emissions increase to 153g/km, representing a tax expense of ₤ 185. The automobile will perform much better, although and the 8.6 second 0-62mph time implies it won’t be slow.
It’ll begin from ₤ 21,495 for the most standard S-trim level, which includes the 123bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine and a six-speed manual gearbox. Basic devices consists of LED daytime running lights, a touchscreen infotainment system having both DAB radio and Smartlink for smartphone, 17ins alloy wheels, keyless go, Front Assist emergency braking and a leather steering wheel.
If you desire a seven seats, you’ll need to go up to SE trim, which begins with ₤ 22,945. The additional seats aren’t standard– they’re a ₤ 1,000 extra– however this trim level will provide the most affordable 4×4 Kodiaq, the 148bhp, 1.4-litre with a manual gearbox for ₤ 25,445, as well as the least expensive diesel alternative, for which rates are yet to be validated.
SE L models features seven seats as basic, and sat nav, a powered tailgate, on-board Wi-Fi, Drive Mode Select, 19ins alloys, Alcantara upholstery as well as heated seats. Costs start at ₤ 28,525.
The Edition range-topper will be available at launch, with the likes of metallic paint, leather upholstery and a selection of motorist helps as standard from ₤ 30,695.
Buyers will be able to spec their Kodiaq soon, booking open next month and first deliveries are set to be placed in April 2017.