Skoda Kodiaq SUV launched in India for Rs 34 lakh
Skoda Auto India has launched its all new SUV, Skoda Kodiaq for ex-showroom (all India) price of Rs 34,49,501. In fact, Kodiaq is the first seven-seater SUV, thus marking the evolution of its SUV campaign in the country. Klaus-Dieter Schumann, Skoda Auto Board Member for Finance said, “India is one of the most promising economies with a dynamically evolving automotive industry. This market will be of significant importance in ŠKODA’s global growth strategy. The ŠKODA KODIAQ is at the forefront of ŠKODA’s SUV campaign and marks the beginning of our SUV strategy in India. With the KODIAQ we will enter a new segment and customer groups for the brand.”
On the outside, the Kodiaq uses visual elements to highlight its bold stance with the creases on the shoulder line, tail sculpting and tapering roofline adding to this look. In terms of specs, the Skoda comes fully loaded both in terms of engine size as well as the in-cabin infotainment system.
Words such as ‘sporty’ and ‘elegant’ come to mind as the LED headlamps and tail lamps hugging the bodyline enunciate the descriptors. Inside the large wheel arches, the 18-inch wheels, on which the Kodiaq rides, wear 235-section tyres that balance out the proportions visually.
The dual-tone black-beige combination finish on the interiors give it a classy look with the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment dominating the central console. The infotainment system features SmartLink that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. The Kodiaq’s large panoramic sunroof allows a good amount of light into the cabin.
The Skoda Kodiaq comes with 270 litres of boot space with the third row up, going up to 630 with the same row folded and a massive 2,000 plus litres is liberated with the second row folded. This row offers a 40:20:40 split for further convenience and usability of space with the option to slide them back and forth. The last row, however, is a tad low and cramped for knee room for adults to comfortably utilise them.
The new SUV boasts of having powerful and efficient 2.0 TDI diesel engine (150 PS), 4×4 all-wheel drive system, seven-speed DSG gearbox (DQ-500 7A), with a fuel economy of 16.25 kmpl. In addition to that the Skoda Kodiaq is replete with nine airbags, ESC, MKB, along with smart assistance systems, thus making this SUV, one of the safest vehicles in that segment. What is more, the new SUV has world class infotainment systems and latest connectivity solutions as well. With spacious interiors, largest boot within its class with a volume of up to 2005 L, Skoda Kodiaq is available at four attractive colours such as lava blue, quarts grey, moon white and magic black