Kodiaq is Skoda’s first six seater SUV

SUV and crossovers are known to be the most popular automotive segment across the world. When it comes to Skoda, the Czech automaker is known for making some sharply designed and stylish looking SUVs. At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show the auto manufacturer showcased a new SUV which was christened as Vision S concept. The production spec model based on the concept has been spotted testing in Europe. Recently a test mule was spied testing near the famous Nürburgring track in Germany.

The production spec model is named as Skoda Kodiaq. This is going to be the first six seater SUV from the Czech auto manufacturer. It will enter India as the company’s second SUV in the country. Expect the car to launch sometime in 2017 in India. Here we will take a close look at the facts about the Kodiaq.

The name comes from ‘Kodiak’ bear

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The Skoda Kodiaq name has been taken from an Alaskan bear, which is named as the Kodiak. According to Skoda, the Kodiaq SUV reflects masculinity, strength, power and larger size, and all of these resembles with the Alaskan Kodiak bear. Interestingly, to celebrate the naming of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV a city in Alaska was named as Kodiaq for one day.

The design is inspired by Bohemian glass crystals

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The Skoda Kodiaq takes the design cue from the Vision S concept, which has been inspired by the Bohemian glass crystals. The SUV comes with sharp creases, cuts, which clearly reflect the crystal like appearance. The headlamps, taillamps also bear the resemblances.

Skoda’s first six seater SUV

Skoda Kodiaq gets three row seating arrangement for six occupants. It is the first six seater SUV from the Czech auto manufacturer. Skoda has Yeti in its disposal, but the Yeti comes with four person seating arrangement only. No wonder, the large and wide appearance contributes to its six seater characteristics.

What are the dimensional measurements

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Dimensionally the Skoda Kodiaq stands above the sub-4 meter rule. It measures 4699 mm in length, 1905 mm in width, 1676.4 mm in height and 2551 mm in wheelbase. Expect the car to offer plenty of storage amount at the rear boot space.

Sharp design

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The car features sharp design throughout the exterior. It gets sharp headlamps clusters with integrated LED daytime running lights, vertically slated aggressive front grille, unconventional looking fog lamps, and wider air intake. So far, the entire front fascia looks aggressive. The side profile gets bold and sporty looking alloy wheels which clearly reflect the crystal design. Apart from that the car also features muscular cuts and creases, flared wheel arches, sloping roof line, blackened glass area. The rear profile boasts wrap around LED taillights, roof spoiler, rear diffuser like part and twin round exhaust vents. At the front and rear fascia the car sports plenty of chrome garnishing.

What interior offers

The Skoda Kodiaq will offer a spacious interior, which will come with premium features. The cabin will sport multifunction steering wheel, fully digital instrument panel, large touchscreen infotainment system powered by Columbus infotainment system. The middle and rear occupants are supposed to get individual infotainment units. The interior will sport premium quality leather seats, ambient lighting, and automatic climate control.

Power comes from a plug in hybrid system

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The power source for this car is a plug in hybrid system. The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 litre TSI petrol unit, which is paired with a 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox. The engine is capable to churn out 156 hp of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. There is an electric motor, which generates 53.64 hp of peak power and 220 Nm of peak torque. Together the plug in hybrid powertrain can kick out 209 hp of peak power and 470 Nm of peak torque. The car gets a second electric motor as well, which is dedicated to send power to the rear wheels. This electric motor delivers 113.98 hp of peak power and 270 Nm of peak torque. Skoda claims, the car can run up to 50 kilometers in all electric mode, while it can run up to 1000 kilometers with the entire powertrain working to the fullest. It can accelerate 0 – 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds, while the top speed is 200 kmph.

Skoda Kodiak

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