Skoda Kodiaq, the upcoming 2017 SUV is claimed to possess all attributes of the true Skoda rendering vigour, agility and performance fused with the best of technology in its interiors. It comes as a standard five seater with an optional row of additional seats behind. Kodiaq challenges the competitors with its huge boot space at 2065 litres in the five seater arrangement.
The Czech auto manufacturer boasts that the SUV is presented with comprehensive technology that has several features to make it the best in the global market. It comes with options to select the driving mode and also Dynamic Chassis Control that assures to intensify the driving pleasure.
In terms of connectivity, it comes with a plethora of infotainment features accessible through touch screens, WiFi hotspot having LTE connectivity and is compatible with smartphone projection standards like Apple carplay, Android auto, Mirrorlink and Smartgate. It even comes with a smartphone app through which it is easy to trace the parked vehicle lost in a crowd.
Kodiaq will be launched with five engine options that includes two diesel and three petrol variants, of which the petrol variant will be the most powerful one that delivers a maximum of 178bhp. It comes in both manual six speed transmission and a dual clutch auto and two drive trains of front wheel and an all-wheel drive.
Skoda Kodiaq challenges to be the tough off roader as well as the coolest urban drive SUV. To know how far it lives up to the expectations, the world will have to wait until its international launch early next year while India will have to wait more until late 2017. The pricing is expected to range around Rs. 25-30 lakh, a little aggressive for the segment, but justified taking into consideration its luxury element.
Volvo launched their premium SUV, XC60 in a new avatar at a price of Rs.55.90 lakh. The second generation model appears in only one variant named Inscription and is based on the company’s in-house developed SPA platform.
Jaguar Land Rover launched their much anticipated SUV offering, Range Rover Velar in India at a starting price of Rs.78.83 lakh. Bookings for this vehicle had already begun in the beginning of this month. The Tata Motors owned company has now officially revealed the prices of the different variants of this particular model that has its base variant priced at Rs.78.83 lakh and top end variant at Rs.1.37 crore.
• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017
• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.