Skoda has confirmed its hotly anticipated Kodiaq SUV will be officially revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 2016. A new render has been emerged SUV will look like when its sometime in 2017.
The Kodiaq will be the VW-owned, Czech manufacturer’s largest SUV. The render mixes the Vision S’s creases and stance with production friendly bumpers, wheels, mirrors and headlamps. Highlights of the design include high mounted fog lamps, the new Skoda family grille with chunky, twin slats and sharp, edgy bodywork.
Skoda has confirmed that many traditional SUV characteristics, namely the high driving position, good levels of both visibility and practicality and lots of storage space, will all feature on the new Kodiaq.
The Kodiaq will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB front-wheel-drive platform. It is expected to get a 2.8 meter long wheelbase, along with 4.7 meter length in order to accommodate that third row of seats. When it goes on sale in Europe later this year, the Skoda Kodiaq will draw power from a range of turbo-diesel and turbo-petrol engines clubbed to a choice of manual or dual clutch automatic transmissions. An all-wheel-drive option will also be available, while a a plug-in hybrid model is expected to join the range at a later stage.
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Price’s for the five-door model are expected to start from under £25,000. Keep reading for all the information we have on Skoda’s seven-seater SUV that could well claim the scalp of the Volvo XC90.