Czech car manufacturer, Skoda has launched its much awaited full-grown SUV Kodiaq in India at Rs.34.50 lakhs. The company is already accepting bookings for the same and the deliveries will begin in 1st week of November.
Unveiled last year in Berlin, the new Skoda Kodiaq gets its name from Kodiak bear found in Alaska. The new SUV is built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform and shares the underpinnings with the Superb and the Octavia. Styling is based on the Skoda Vision S concept. The lights are all LEDs on the front as well as the back and the wheel arches are slightly angular.
Inside, the new Skoda Kodiaq gets premium, plush and feature-rich interiors, largely made of light beige leather, with a touch of piano black on the central console. The kodaiq also offers some unique industry-first features like 360 Power Nap that aids the middle seat passenger in taking a power nap, by offering side bolstering for head support and blankets.
It also gets a large touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and is connected via a Canton audio system, with a subwoofer in the boot. Also on offer is the cruise control, rear AC vents, large panoramic sunroof and individual automatic climate control. Under the hood, the new Skoda Kodiaq gets only one engine option, which, according to Skoda “is best suited for Indian conditions”. The Kodiaq in India is powered by a 2.0-Litre turbo diesel engine with 150 PS of peak power output and 340 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to Volkswagen’s favourite 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox