After waiting long time today Skoda India has launched the Kodiaq, the 7-seater Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) will be available in one variant at a price of Rs. 34.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The SUV is offered with a 1,968cc, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that produces 148 BHP @ 3,500-4,000 rpm and 340 Nm of peak torque @ 1,750-3,000. The 7-speed DSG is the only transmission available on the Kodiaq. It transmits power to all four wheels via an electronically locking differential (XDS+). The driver can select from four driving modes – Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual. It is available in 4 colour options – Lava Blue, Quartz Grey, Moon White and Magic Black.
The Skoda Kodiaq apes the design language we have seen on all new Skoda vehicles. It gets the large and ‘in your face’ front grille, the uncanny split headlamp cluster that houses LED daytime running light lights and LED headlamps along with large 18-inch wheels.
Interior of SUV Kodiaq gets a three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, dual-tone interior with faux wood trim on the dashboard and door panels. The seats are lined with stone beige upholstery and come with 12-way adjustment for driver and passenger seat. The driver’s seat gets a memory function. The Power Nap Package adds variable headrests on the rear seats and blankets. 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system sits in the centre of the dashboard. The system is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. It also comes with 575 watts, 10-speaker Canton stereo system.
The safety equipment in SUV of the Kodiaq gets 9 airbags, fatigue alert, multi-collision brake and park assist, ABS with EBD, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TCS (Traction Control System), Electromechanical parking brake (rear axle) with Auto Hold Function (both front and rear axle) and ISOFIX child-seat preparations on outer rear seats. And with other features like 3-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, roller blinds for rear windows, door edge protection, umbrella storage compartment, headlamp washers, LED lights under ORVMs, electric opening and closing tail gate, etc. It also comes with hands-free parking, adaptive cruise control and adaptive head lights.
The Skoda Kodiaq takes on the likes of other seven seater SUVs like the popular Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mitsubihi Pajero Sport, Isuzu MU-X and even the smaller Volkswagen Tiguan