Skoda’s all-new SUV Kodiaq will be launched in India with a total of 5 engine options

The Czech Republic carmaker Skoda had finally revealed the much-awaited model Kodiaq Suv at an event in Mumbai on Aug 10, 2017. Now, it has unveiled that the all new 7-seater Kodiaq SUV will be hit the Indian market on October 4, 2017. This is Skoda’s first ever SUV that comes with 7-seats in India. It is based on MQB platform that backing the Volkswagen Tiguan. Talking about price, the Kodiaq is expected to cost a little more than the Tiguan @ Rs 30-35 lakhs (ex-showroom). The new 2017 Skoda Kodiaq will ready to thrash the segment leaders like Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. Also Read – BMW concept Z4 unveiled 


The Skoda claims that its new Kodiaq makes a strong impression with its hunky design, great functionality, connectivity solutions, luxurious cabin with generous space and state-of-the art assistant systems. It features with the same family face of the moustache grille and rectangular headlamps that gives it a sporty look. The Skoda Kodiaq also gets some high-end safety features like 7 airbags, ISOFIX rear child seat mounts, seat belt reminder and seat belt pretensioners and load limiters, Additionally, the Kodiaq has an emergency braking and optional lane-assist system.  The Skoda Kodiaq managed to get 5-star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash test.The SUV is quite luxury in terms of technical aids and types of equipment including Touchscreen Infotainment system with Google earth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 360 – degree cameras and several others.

 

Skoda Kodiaq 2017 launched in India

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2017 Skoda Kodiaq Price in India

Variant Estimated price (Ex-showroom)
Base Petrol 4*2 Rs 27 lakh
Top Petrol 4*4 Rs 31 lakh
Base Diesel 4*2 Rs 29 lakh
Top Diesel 4*4 (Auto) Rs 35 lakh

 

The expected starting price of around Rs 27 lakh for Kodiaq base petrol model. It will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Both engines will get manual (MT) and automatic transmission (AT) variants along with the optional all-wheel drive. According to the expected price, the Skoda Kodiaq will be costlier than Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. You have to spend of around Rs 20,000 to  Rs 51,000 as the booking amount for new Kodiaq SUV and it is fully refundable in case of cancellation. Also Read – Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift – All you need to know.

2017 Skoda Kodiaq front view

 


2017 Skoda kodiaq Features

  • Moustache grille
  • Full LED headlamps
  • LED tail-lamps
  • Engine start and stop system
  • Skoda connect 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Google earth
  • Selected driving modes – Eco, Normal, comfort, individual, sport and snow
  • Dual Zone Automatic climate control
  • Electrically adjustable driver & passenger seats
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror link
  • Front and rear parking sensors and area view
  • Wireless charging
  • Dynamic chassis control

 

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2017 Skoda kodiaq Exterior

2017 Skoda Kodiaq full exterior details through infographic

Skoda grabs the design inspiration for its all-new generation Kodiaq SUV form Vision S concept.  It promotes Skoda’s signature crafted styling design. The Skoda Kodiaq looks more aggressive with its hunky rugged styling and strong built.  On front look, the Skoda Kodiaq gets full LED headlamps with daytime running lights and a moustache grille, fog lamps, three-part-air-dam and sporty bumper. The side profile is well crafted with sharp angular lines that run from the upper headlamps and runs across the entire profile.  The wheels arches fitted with large tyres and provide a high ground clearance.  The tail lamps feature LED detailing in the form of ‘C’ motif design. The single unit of the Kodiaq takes 4-litres of paint to finish.

2017 Skoda Kodiaq India Specifications

Engine Type 1.4 litre TSI Petrol 2.0 litre TDI Diesel
Power 150 PS 190 PS
Torque 250 Nm 350 Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT/ 6-speed DSG AT 6-speed MT / 7-speed DSG AT
Mileage (estimated) 16-17 Kmpl 20-21 kmpl

 

 

 

2017 Skoda Kodiaq luggage carrying space

Based on MQB modular platform,  the new Skoda Kodiaq Indian variant will come up with two new- generation engines like a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder TSI petrol and 2.0-litre diesel.  The turbocharged engine will get benefit from a Start-Stop system and brake energy recovery system (BERS) and it will also be added with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. In added, the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq will get an all-wheel-drive system (AWD) and an optional Dynamic Chassis Control that help the car to switch between two different engine modes, transmission and suspension.  The car comes with 6 driving modes – Normal, Eco, Comfort, Individual, Sport and Snow.

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Interior

2017 Skoda Kodiaq interior design

The smartly design interior of Skoda kodiaq feels fresher and modern. The designers have made it simple yet elegant with well-furnished materials. The Skoda connects with 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system placed at centre stage and below that, all control setup integrated. It will be furnished with new colour scheme, contrast seat stitching. In addition, the Kodiaq SUV will get loaded with dual zone climate control, electronically adjustable driver and passenger seats, multi-functional steering wheel, adaptive cruise control (ACC) that helps to maintain a safe distance from the vehicles ahead. The electronic stability control (ECS) with multi-collision brake will come as safety fitment. The new 2017 Kodiaq SUV 7- seater, the first variant for Skoda. Internationally, it is available with a 5- seat or 7- seat option. India might get only the 7- seat variant of the Kodiaq. Without the third row of seats, the Kodiaq carries a massive 720 litre of luggage capacity.  Some other features like –

  • Traffic jam assist
  • Driver alert
  • Blind spot detect
  • Auto light assist
  • Airbags (9)
  • ABS
  • Tyre pressure detector
  • Hill-hold assist

2017 Skoda Kodiaq with 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

 

2017 Skoda Kodiaq with new Skoda software

 

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Mileage

Claimed 23.8 kmpl
City 13 – 14 kmpl
Highway 18 – 19 kmpl

 

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2017 Skoda Kodiaq in magnetic blue colour at launch event

2017 Skoda Kodiaq –  available colours

We’re not sure but these are some expected colour options will be available for Kodiaq in India.

  • Candy White
  • Magic Black
  • Magnetic Brown
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Business Grey
  • Pacific Blue

2017 Skoda Kodiaq rear view

 

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Rivals

The new 2017 Skoda Kodiaq will engage in a direct battle with its only rival the Hyundai Santa Fe,  in terms of pricing, it will compete with Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. It will also ready to compete with the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan.