The 2018 Skoda Kodiaq, which is named after a bear is the brand’s first ever foray into the world of mid-sized SUVs. Thus, the Skoda continues its venture in the SUV segment. It is the first ever SUV from Skoda offering a 7-sitter.
However, the car is not a hardcore off-road runner by any means. Skoda has been doing rather well offering German build quality to Indian sensibilities.
2018 Skoda Kodiaq – Classy Design
Like all Skoda interior, the Kodiaq too is simple yet elegant and practical as well. The design is also a classy one. The materials that are used in the cabin are premium. The cabin of the vehicle is a fine mix of the latest generation of Superb sedans and Octavia with the cabin space being super-generous. The space for passengers is flexible and roomy.
The car possesses rectangular headlamps and mustache grills. The 2018 Skoda Kodiaq gets a prominent shoulder line, a long hood, a sloping roof and squared wheel arches. In order to free up some space for the third-row passengers, provision has been made to adjust the middle row. Thus, the car offers a versatile sitting option. The quality of the fit and finish really make the 2018 Skoda Kodiaq stand out.
Infotainment and Safety
Some of the creature comforts will include a three-zone climate control, MirrorLink support, 10-colour ambient lighting, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, panoramic sunroof and electric tailgate. The Kodiak’s safety features list includes multi-collision braking system, 9 airbags and a fatigue alert system and more. 16.25kmpl is the claimed mileage of the vehicle.
Some other safety features that the car encompasses are hill hold assist, stability and traction controls, engine immobilizer, rain sensor, alarm, all-wheel drive, door-edge protectors, ISOFIX points for second-row seats, reversing camera, height-adjustable seatbelts, child safety door locks, etc.
2018 Skoda Kodiaq – Comes with mighty TDI and Turbocharged Gas Engine
Powering the 2018 Skoda Kodiaq will be a 2.0-litre TDI engine that produces 340Nm of torque and 179 HP of power. Connected to the engine will be a 7-speed DSG transmission. The engine of the car is indeed frugal and powerful.
The engines are available in both petrol and diesel forms. There is also a 1.4-liter turbocharged gas engine that comes with 123 and 148 horsepower. The engines will be paired with a 6-speed or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Cost and Debut
The cost of the SE Kodiaq will be from $24,495. No doubt that the Skoda Kodiaq has a lot on offer but the question that remains to be answered is what can it replicate its huge success with a 7-sitter as well, the first of its kind from the house of Skoda.
The car is a good to drive one having a whole lot of standard features and if anyone is looking for making a buy for a genuine family-oriented medium SUV then the 2018 Skoda Kodiaq can well be the ideal fit to go with. With competitors such as Nissan, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Kia and Mazda, the 2018 Skoda Kodiaq is all set to give its running rivals not only a good run for their money but also it can be said by going a step further than the car might just also be the yardstick when it comes to medium-sized SUVs.