Czech car manufacturer Skoda India will soon unveil the Kodiaq SUV after reports came out that dealerships have started taking bookings for an initial token amount of Rs 1 lakh. The new Skoda Kodiaq is slated for its India launch by June or July this year. Moreover, the Czech car-makers have also listed the Kodiaq SUV on their Indian website.
The new Skoda Kodiaq is built on Volkswagen's MQB platform, which is also the platform on the Octavia and Superb in India. The Kodiaq comes with a wide, three-dimensional radiator grille, raked headlights with full-LED technology. Moreover, the side and rear views are trendy designs and the tailgate is expressively sculptured. The rear lights, with LED technology as standard.
The new Kodiaq will come with five powertrains, two TDI and three TSI engines. These are 1.4 and 2.0 l, and power output ranges from 125 PS to 190 PS. The diesel and petrol engines feature turbocharged direct injection.
The 2.0 TDI is available in two versions. The first version generates 150 PS and 340 Nm. The top-of-the-range version delivers 190 PS and puts 400 Nm on the crankshaft. The range of petrol engines consists of two 1.4 TSI engines and one 2.0 TSI. The entry-level version of the compact four-cylinder generates 125 PS and 200 Nm of torque.
Depending on the engine, there is a six-speed manual gearbox or DSG transmissions with six or seven speeds. The new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is making its debut at Skoda.
The most powerful diesel engine helps in accelerating the large SUV from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 s and reaches a maximum speed of up to 210 km/h.
Skoda Kodiaq's interior length is 1,793 mm, elbow room is 1,527 mm in the front and 1,510 mm in the rear. Head room is 1,020 mm in the front and 1,014 mm in the rear. Rear legroom measures up to 104 mm.