Skoda Kodiaq to Launch in India on October 4, 2017
As per the latest details available, Skoda is all-set to launch the much-awaited Kodiaq SUV in India on October 4 this year. Skoda Kodiaq is expected to be priced around INR 28 Lakh to INR 34 Lakh. It would be competing with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Volkswagen Tiguan.
Skoda Kodiaq was unveiled internationally in Berlin, Germany. The car possesses a huge character with its 4697 mm of length and impressed everyone with its wide range of engines, starting with a 1.4 TSI petrol motor, making the car weigh surprisingly low at just 1452 kg. This 1.4 TSI motor comes in two stages to tune (125PS/150PS) while the same is with the 2.0 TDI engine (150PS/190PS).
The most powerful petrol on offer is the 2.0 L TSI with 180 PS of output. The car would be offered with manual as well as DSG gearboxes, along with a 4 wheel drive option. Based on the MQB platform, the car gets more closer to the Octavia than the Superb and features a bold fascia with all Black grill and full LED headlights with a bit of attitude added to them.
But for Indian market Skoda would be using the tried and tested 2.0 litre TDi diesel engine and 1.8 litre TSi petrol engine. The diesel engine is good for 175 HP and 350 NM of torque, while the petrol engine develops max power of 177 HP and max torque of 250 NM. The diesel engine would come equipped with 6-speed automatic gearbox and the petrol engine would be mated to a 7-speed transmission.
The design of this SUV, along with the plans of Skoda to expand worldwide makes it a good option for a Coupe variant in the coming future. The company in undergoing a feasibility study in order to launch the same in the US. Skoda Kodiaq measures 4697 mm in length, 1882 mm in width and 1676 mm in height.
Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot detection, rear traffic alert and many other features are standard on the newcomer. It even comes with Emergency Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and many other comfort and safety enhancing features. The brochure release in the coming time will decide the fate of these features on the selected variants in India. Skoda connect will be available as an option for all the variants for sure.