The all-new ŠKODA KODIAQ was revealed to the world for the very first time in Berlin on the 1 September. The much anticipated addition to the ŠKODA range received a great reception, watch the key highlights below. The ŠKODA KODIAQ aims to impress: the wide, three-dimensional radiator grille gives the KODIAQ a striking presence. In combination with the narrow, raked headlights, which are available with full-LED technology for the first time, our first large SUV will be instantly recognisable on the road.
The KODIAQ range is due to expand with the new KODIAQ Sportline set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor show 2017. The Sportline offers up to seven seats as well as the largest amount of interior space and largest boot capacity within its segment. The design of the new all-rounder mirrors the brand’s design identity and blends emotion and rationality in one package.
Another chassis variant which will be added to the range is the KODIAQ SCOUT, also set to be released at the Geneva Motor show. The SCOUT model variant clearly underlines robustness and strength with its distinct design features.
The side and rear views are sharp and the tailgate is expressively sculptured. The rear lights, with LED technology as standard, shine in the typical ŠKODA C-shape.
The exterior design of the ŠKODA KODIAQ reflects the brand’s new emotional appeal. All the edges and lines are clear, precise and sharp, while crystalline design elements accentuate the exterior. The interplay of light and shadow creates powerful effects on the strikingly chiseled surfaces.
At the front the bonnet relies on the creative use of plastics, with contours flowing towards the brand logo. The wide grille and four tapered, high-set LED headlights characterise the face of the show car, emphasising the vehicle’s SUV character. Crystalline elements in the vertical struts in the grille and on the logo are ŠKODA’s tribute to the Czech art of crystal-glass design.
The side view also illustrates the strong SUV character of ŠKODA’s KODIAQ with sharp tornado lines spanning the entire length of the powerful car body. Angular wheel arches emphasise the off-road character and the upper-shoulder contour forms a deep groove over the sills. The quickly sloping roofline with the long spoiler and tapered rear visually accelerate the show car even when stationary.
The rear of ŠKODA’s KODIAQ has been sculpturally designed with a strong diffuser insert bordering the large exhaust pipes, giving the large SUV a visually powerful stance. The ŠKODA logo and shallow rear lights with dynamically cut crystalline housings sit just beneath the low rear window, while ŠKODA’s characteristic C-arm, beginning at the rear lights, runs into the flat reflectors in the bumper.
• 17" Ratikon alloy wheels
• Leather multifunction steering wheel
• Manual air-conditioning
• LED daytime running lights
• Front Assist
• KESSY Go
• Swing Touchscreen infotainment system
• DAB Digital radio/SmartLink
Estimated starting price: £21,495
Specifications (Over S):
• 18" Elbrus alloy wheels
• Sunset glass
• Cruise Control
• Rear parking sensors
• Bolero touchscreen infortainment system 8" display
• Dual-zone climate control
• Rain and Light sensors
• Auto-dimming rear view mirrors
Seven seats are available as £1,000 optional extra in SE trim
Estimated starting price: £22,945
KODIAQ SE L
Specifications (Over SE):
• 19" Sirius alloy wheels
• Seven seats
• Powered tailgate
• Columbus navigation system with WiFi
• Drive Mode Select
• Alcantara upholstery
• Heated front seats
• Full LED headlights
Estimated starting price: £28,595
Specifications (Over SE):
• 18" Triglav alloy wheels
• Seven Seats
• Leather upholstery
• Metallic Paint & Chrome roof rails
• Lane Assist
• High Beam Assist
• Wireless charging and phone box
• Blind spot detection
Estimated starting price: £30,695
The Kodiaq represents an exciting new direction for the brand. ŠKODA’s big bear is a brand new star in the highly competitive SUV market, contact us for the latest updates as we head towards the Kodiaq’s UK launch 2017.