The luxury SUV from Skoda Motors, the Kodiaq, ma be coming to India soon. The new car was recently spotted in India and this marks the second time it has been spotted. Due to launch in the festive season, the new car will have a premium price tag but will also boast of world-class features. The Skoda Kodiaq was fist spotted at the Prague auto show in September last year.
Skoda Kodiaq: Under the hood
The new premium SUV is what dreams are made of. The new car will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine variants. However, the international model will come in three variants: a 1.4-litre TFSI petrol, a bigger 2.0-litre TFSI petrol variant, and 2.0-litre TDI diesel variant. You have the option to choose between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a DSG automatic, depending on your variant and your mood. The Skoda Kodiaq model which will make its way to Indian shores will come with a 4-cylinder TFSI petrol as well as another model with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines. Expect these to be coupled to a manual or an automatic transmission. On the topmost variant, we can easily expect that the 4×4 drive function will arrive as default.
Skoda Kodiaq Features
This new Skoda Kodiaq SUV will be based on the MQB platform, which, incidentally, is what drives the Octavia and Superb as well. This will mark the first full-size 7-seater SUV designed and manufactured by Skoda to arrive in India. With options of both petrol and diesel engines, it is expected that this new SUV will provide stiff competition to the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and the Ford Endeavour. Experts have also suggested that this new car is based on the Vision S concept first unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Expect the new premium SUV to come with the Skoda Connect touchscreen infotainment system equipped with on-board WiFi, Google Earth services, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. This will be one hard car to beat with all of these enticing features.