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.