The Czech carmaker Skoda has launched the new 7-seater SUV Kodiaq at a price of Rs34.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India) in the Indian market. The 7-seater SUV will be available in one variant only and is competing against the Toyota Fortuner, Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Endeavour in the premium SUV segment.
Exterior and Interior Styling:
Named after the Kodiak bear found in Kodiak archipelago in southwest Alaska, Skoda Kodiaq is the first 7-seater model by the company. The Skoda Kodiaq is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform. The same architecture underpins the new Octavia, Superb and the VW Tiguan. The Kodiaq is 4,697mm long with a wheelbase of 2,791 and offers an un-laden ground clearance of 140mm. It will also get all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The car sports 18-inch Trinity alloy wheels.
The front features a chrome-lined grille with vertical slats, flanked on either side by LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. LED fog lamps are placed just below the main headlights. The lower bumper features a wide air dam, which runs across the width of the car.
On the inside, the 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. An 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 Kodiaq is offered with 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 headlights.
The car is offered in 4 exterior colour options - Lava Blue, Quartz Grey, Moon White and Magic Black.
In India, the Kodiaq is offered with a 1,968cc, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that produces 150 Ps between 3,500-4,000 rpm and 340 Nm of peak torque between 1,750-3,000. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission. The car comes with four driving modes - Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual.
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.
Post By: Team Carteckh
Post Date: 04 Oct 2017
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