The Skoda Kodiaq GT Coupe is planned for its debut later this year. But, the first shots of the SUV coupe have already been leaked. It is the first ever production SUV Coupe from Skoda Auto, and for now, it will be exclusive only to China. The GT is quite different from the standard Kodiaq, both in looks and performance.
On the exterior, the first thing that you will notice is that the GT sits quite low as compared to the standard model, and also that it has a sloping roof-line, making it look like a traditional coupe. On the front, the lower air intake is also slightly tweaked and the outer ends of the bumper feature new contours for an even more aggressive look.
The rear is where you will notice more differences than anywhere else. The windshield on the rear is more rakish; the roof spoiler is sportier; there is a presence of dual exhaust pipes; the reflector on the back runs along the width of the SUV, and there are completely redesigned tail-lamps. Overall, it is slightly shorter in length and height as compared to the regular Kodiaq, while the wheelbase is the same for both the variants.
Inside, you will notice that the Coupe is a strict five-seater as compared to the seven people seating in the regular Kodiaq. The rest of the interior remains the same, except for the lower headroom for the passengers and a smaller boot space.
There are two engine options that are expected from the Kodiaq GT Coupe, a 184 hp 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol and a 217 hp 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol. The 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission is expected to be standard on both the engine trims, while there are reports of an optional all-wheel-drive system with the 217 hp 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine. If the Coupe ever arrives at the Indian shores, it will feature the same engine as the regular Kodiaq with some tweaks for added performance.
For now, it will only be produced in and for China since the company’s plant in the Czech Republic for the worldwide sales is running at its maximum capacity, and adding another vehicle to the lineup would require them to invest more into the plant.