The first details have just been released of ŠKODA’s first large SUV, the Kodiaq. Named for a species of bear found in Alaska, the Kodiaq will be based on the VisionS concept car which was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. ŠKODA plans to unveil its new car officially in September 2016 at the Paris Motor Show and the first cars are expected to leave the production line in early 2017.
The powerful, clean lines of the Kodiaq start with the unique vertical slats of the grille and then flow through the angular lights, sculpted bonnet and sides to the robust rear, which features up-scaled exhaust pipes. Hints of crystal in the logo and grille are a reference to the crystal glass industry in the Czech Republic, while the angular look refers to the country’s cubist movement.
Measuring 470cm in length, the Kodiaq will be spacious, comfortably able to accommodate the third row of seats in the rear. There will be a generous amount of boot space when the rear seats are folded down. The driving position is high, giving optimal visibility and comfort.
Although full details have yet to be released, the Kodiaq is expected to adopt the engine line-up of the Superb, which includes 1.4 and 2.0-litre petrol options and 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesels. There are plans to add a hybrid plug-in model to the range some time after the initial launch, possibly as late as 2020. The Kodiaq will be available with front-wheel or four-wheel drive options.
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