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New Skoda Kodiaq SUV unveiled

New Skoda Kodiaq SUV unveiled

Skoda has revealed its second-generation massive Kodiaq SUV, which the model says delivers “more room, extra options, and extra effectivity” than the present SUV vary.

Set to rival the most recent iteration of the Volkswagen Tiguan that was revealed final month, the brand new Kodiaq is constructed on the identical foundations as its Volkswagen counterpart, and is fitted with a number of of the identical tech options.

The brand new SUV exhibits off Skoda’s new ‘Fashionable Strong’ design ethos and sports activities extra rugged exterior appears to be like, together with squared-off wheel arches, a bigger grille outlined with chrome accents, and distinguished bonnet contours.

The second-generation Kodiaq additionally exhibits off Skoda’s new emblem, and a daytime operating gentle that stretches throughout the entrance finish is on the market as an choice additional, very similar to the electrical Enyaq SUV. The model’s newest Matrix LED headlight tech additionally options on the choices listing.

To extend inside and boot house, Skoda has made the Kodiaq six centimetres longer and claims that passengers sitting within the non-compulsory third row of seats within the again will see a rise in headroom. Boot house stands at 340 litres with the third row of seats up, and at 910 litres in a five-seat configuration.

Regardless of its bigger dimension, Skoda additionally claims that the brand new Kodiaq is extra aerodynamic, which in flip ought to make it extra gas environment friendly than the present mannequin. The producer says that the brand new SUV introduces some “main aerodynamic developments”, pointing to the sloping roofline, lively engine cooling shutters on the entrance bumper, and the brand new wing mirror design.

Stepping inside, a ten- or 13-inch infotainment display screen juts out of the dashboard (relying on trim) and a head-up show that initiatives driving info onto the windscreen is optionally obtainable for the primary time. The gear selector has been moved to the steering wheel column, liberating up some house on the centre console for an additional storage cubby.

The headline new function is the introduction of the model’s ‘sensible dials’ that sit above the centre console. These are rotary controls for the local weather management, media quantity and driving modes which have their very own three-centimetre digital show.

4 totally different inside trim packages can be obtainable, together with two ‘EcoSuite’ upholstery trims made from a sustainably handled leather-based. Highlighting Skoda’s eco-friendly focus, the brand new Kodiaq’s inside doesn’t have any chrome accents, the carpets and roof headliner are made from 100% recycled polyester or 40% pure wool, and the model’s ‘Merely Intelligent’ options just like the umbrella and ice scraper are stated to be made from sustainable supplies too.

Skoda provides that a number of new security help programs can be launched with the Kodiaq, together with extra highly effective radar sensors and an ‘clever park help’ operate that may routinely park the Kodiaq in end-on and parallel parking areas, and may cease with out guide enter if the system detects an impediment.

5 totally different powertrain choices can be obtainable at launch, beginning with a 150hp 1.5-litre petrol with a mild-hybrid increase. A extra highly effective 204hp 2.0-litre petrol unit can even be provided, in addition to two 2.0-litre diesel choices, providing 150hp and 193hp respectively.

The range-topper is a 204hp 1.5-litre petrol plug-in hybrid mannequin, which may muster a most of 62 miles of electric-only driving. The highest-spec petrol and diesel fashions include all-wheel drive as commonplace, and all fashions are fitted with an computerized gearbox – guide fashions is not going to be provided.

Alongside the usual vary, Skoda has additionally revealed the most recent iteration of its high-performance Kodiaq vRS mannequin. The model has not launched a lot about this vRS model as of but, however we do know that will probably be a pure-petrol mannequin.

Anticipated to reach in UK dealerships in the course of subsequent yr, pricing for the brand new Kodiaq is but to be introduced. Extra particulars are certain to comply with within the coming months.

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