Skoda has unveiled its all-new large-SUV, featuring five engines, seven-seats and the largest boot in its class
Skoda has officially unveiled one of the brands most important cars for years, the all-new Kodiaq large-SUV.
The Kodiaq is a sleek and rather grown up looking SUV, with the polish you'd expect from a current BMW or Audi. It stands at 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and 1,676 mm tall (including roof rails) and will be available in either front-wheel and all-wheel drive.
It'll have five engines to choose from, three petrols and two diesels with a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or six and seven-speed DSG automatics.
The petrol engine line-up consists of two 1.4-litre TSI and one 2.0-litre TSI with 123, 148 and 178bhp, respectively, with the cleanest version returning 47.1mpg and emitting 140g/km of CO2.
A 2.0-litre TDi diesel engine will be available with either 148bhp or 187bhp, with the lesser powered version returning 56.5mpg and emitting 131g/km of CO2.
At the front, the Kodiaq has sleek headlights that are available as full-LEDs, a wide and meaningful 3-D grille and a sharply creased bonnet.
Along the side of the car is a slim shoulder line accented by a prominent styling crease, to go with a large but narrowing glasshouse.
Straight and heavily creased lines continue around the tailgate and include the attractive LED tail lights. The designer alloy wheels feel more Vauxhall VXR than large-SUV. There's a whiff of BMW X5 to it all.
Skoda claims that the Kodiaq will have the largest boot in its class, with a capacity of 720 litres rising to 2,065 litres with the rear seats folded down, while there will also be an option to have seven seats.
The Kodiaq will feature surround-view cameras, called Area View, using a wide-angle lens to provide a birds eye view from inside of the car.
Adding to its outdoor lifestyle appeal, the Kodiaq features Tow Assist, which steers for you when reversing for when you are towing.
New real-time systems will be introduced for the navigation and in-car information while a Care Contact service provides remote assistance.
The Kodiaq will take on the Ford Edge, Kia Sorrento and Land Rover Discovery Sport when it reaches showrooms in 2017.