Newbie debuted in Paris with a base price tag of 27 million euros, which is comparable to the cost of the European VW Tiguan. Having much in common with the German sister, Czech still larger and more richly equipped. The most likely new competitors Skoda Kodiaq become Korean SUV Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. This may also include Land Rover Discovery Sport and Renault Koleos. Since the start of sales, the crossover will be available in three versions Sportline, Scout and Laurin & Klement, a little later will be 240-strong top-end modification Kodiaq VRS.
Exterior news was a bit angular and sharp with the wide radiator grille and clearly marked headlamps. Effective use MQB platform will be placed in the rear of the car third row of seats, so the Czech SUV practicality does not give in to doubt.
Under the hood Kodiaq are the most technologically advanced powertrains concern Volkswagen. It is about a 2-liter turbo diesel engine, which, depending on forcing developing 150 or 190 hp The basic petrol engine produces 125 hp, and its 150-hp version of pumped and 250 Nm of torque. For fans of gasoline engines suitable 2-liter turbo engine capacity of 180 hp The surcharge All engines are aggregated with automatic gearbox. The top modification Skoda Kodiaq equipped with all-wheel drive system. Also in the optional equipment list includes system Driving Mode Select, climate control, navigation system, touchscreen infotainment complex, adaptive cruise control Lane Keep Assist and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Interior Kodiaq recalls flagship sedan, the Superb, which the Czechs have borrowed not only the design but also the technical stuffing. The front panel is made of high quality materials and is probably the main advantage of all Skoda cars.
The new SUV has excellent prospects in their native European market, where potential customers find every penny and not much pay attention to the image of the vehicle ...