The new Skoda Kodiaq is about to roll into stores and is a direct competitor for the Kia Sorento, Discovery Sport and Hyundai’s Santa Fe.
The model which is set to get launched is a promising entry from the house of Skoda. The automobile manufacturer has revealed technical specifications, pricing and availability of the car. The public debut will take place at the 2016 Paris Motor Show before which the brand has revealed key details. On launch, the Skoda Kodiaq is set to be priced £23,000. When you pre-order the car, you can expect it to be delivered in the first half of 2017.
Deliveries of the Kodiaq will begin in the month of January next year and based on when you order it, the delivery date will vary. The model is a large SUV designed to offer ample space for the passengers on-board coupled with great cargo area. It will be available in five-seater or seven-seater variants. When it launches in the UK region, Skoda is confident that they will be able to strongly compete with SUVs in the same segment. The new car is expected to offer more space, storage combined with much lower pricing than their competitors.
Apart from the petrol engine variant, Skoda is planning to offer a powerful diesel engine variant capable of delivering up to 240 horsepower. The measurements of the upcoming SUV have been revealed. It measures 4,700mm long, 1,882 mm in width and is about 1,676mm in height. When compared to the Santa Fe, the Kodiaq is significantly larger with a higher wheelbase.
The overall appearance of the Skoda Kodiaq is angular with wide grille and the headlights are sharp. It gives a sporty look for the SUV with some of the design variants borrowed from the Skoda Superb. The Yeti is about to be revised in the next year or so. Skoda is built on the MQB platform but with the help of carbon fiber components the auto manufacturer has managed to bring down the overall weight of the SUV.
According to the official technical specs revealed by the company, the Skoda Kodiaq weighs 1,452 kilograms. The weight is applicable for the front wheel drive version while the all-wheel drive variant could witness a slight increase. The numbers are of the five-seater version of the Kodiaq and the seven seater model will obviously weigh higher. Skoda will offer three petrol engines and two diesel engine options to choose from.