Czech carmaker has been finally launched the all-new 7-seater SUV Skoda Kodiaq in India. Skoda Kodiaq has been launched with one single variant priced at Rs. 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is the first 7-seater car from Skoda in India. Globally Kodiaq comes with a five seater option but in India Skoda will offer the SUV only in the seven seat configuration. Skoda Kodiaq will provide a big competition to Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubihi Pajero Sport, Ford Endeavour and Volkswagen Tiguan.
The front headlights is one of the characteristic elements in Skoda Kodiaq. The fog lamps are located at the height of radiator grille to protect them from damage. The rear lights penetrate deep into the fenders for perfect illumination from sides. The angular mud flaps with plastic edges, square wheel arches and the protective sill covers makes it tough for the rough conditions.
To protect the bumper from load handling strip between the “cat’s eye” reflectors runs around the edge of the luggage space. A closer look at the strip reveals a honeycomb motif. panoramic sunroof is electrically-adjustable which enhances the feeling of space. The rear lights have LED technology as standard, while the crystalline design refers to Czech cubism and the country’s glass-making tradition.
The Skoda Kodiaq offers ten appealing color options – Cool White, Fire Orange, Cinnamon, RS Red, Pink, Purple, Dusk Blue, Azure, SKODA Green and Acid Green.
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Interior is beautiful and decorated with many attractive features. The Skoda Kodiaq comes with a large touchscreen infotainment system on the dashboard. users can use the features on the dashboard like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and inbuilt navigation. The Kodiaq also comes with a ‘sleep package’ which includes the rear seat with two flaps on the headrests for head support. Also there is an quality umbrella in door pockets. The Kodiaq also gets ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof and hands free parking assist.
The Skoda Kodiaq is powered by the 2-litre well tested diesel engine already used in many of the Skoda cars. The engine generates max power of 148 bhp and peak torque of 340 Nm. The diesel engine is mated with a 7-speed DSG gearbox and manual gearbox is not available. The Skoda Kodiaq comes with all-wheel-drive (AWD). ARAI claimed fuel efficiency stands at 16.25 kmpl. Kodiaq is based on the MQB platform as we have already seen the Tiguan on same platform.
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