The VW group has big plans for 2019. After its US specific large crossover Atlas getting rave reviews from all quarters, the company is upbeat and plans to launch many new models in near future. The Skoda Kodiaq hybrid is in production and it will debut sometime in 2019 as per the industry buzz.
The new hybrid is just a small part of the introduction to the company’s larger offers. From the news that has been confirmed by Bernhard Maier, the VW group boss the company will release ten more electric models and hybrid ones by 2025. However, certain details are yet a mystery.
Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Exterior will be similar to the regular model
Soon after the company launches the Superb hybrid, it will launch the Skoda Kodiaq hybrid version. This model will be launched in China first and then in other markets. The Kodiaq SUV is among the successful cars made by the company. With the upcoming hybrid version, it will be able to grab a larger part of market share.
Design wise, the Skoda Kodiaq hybrid version will not look much different from the regular model. The styling will be enticing as well as aerodynamic and it will have a coupe-like roofline which may eat into cargo space. However, you can expect it to come with sleek LED lamps and the new bumpers.
There is also a news that the hybrid variant will be offered with the same palette of colors like the standard one model. This color palette includes 12 color options candy white, pacific blue, corrida red, petrol blue metallic, magnetic brown metallic, black magic pearl effect, gray metallic, moon white, cappuccino beige, brilliant silver, quartz gray and our best jungle green. However, some of this color from the list will cost additional.
Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Interior comes with premium quality materials
The interior of the upcoming Kodiaq hybrid by Skoda will be lavish. You can expect the cabin to be spacious and laden with premium quality materials. The cabin will be spacious enough to accommodate 7 adults.
The seats will come with leather and a sunroof will be also there as an option. Cargo capacity will be on par with cars of this class. There will be plenty of storage bins and compartments on the cabin. However, the interior cabin of the hybrid model will get few more colors as per news.
Amenities and Safety Technologies
The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq hybrid is going to be offered with plenty of amenities and latest safety technologies. You can expect the car to come laden with airbags, traction control, rearview camera, lane keep assist, electronic stability control (ESC), park pilot front and rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking forward collision, power rear child safety locks system and more. Some advanced safety tech may be there as options.
It will also get a touch screen based infotainment setup, Bluetooth, GPS, and a premium sound system. Some customizations for upholstery may be offered and the company may also offer some wheel options.
Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Engine, Battery and Range
The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq hybrid will get a new powertrain which may comprise of an electric motor and a 1.4-litre TSI engine. The output will be above 215HP.
However, the electric motor will be able to produce 114 HP (85kW). This model will also come with 12.4 kWh battery pack. With this battery, the new hybrid SUV will be able to travel 31 miles.
Furthermore, this engine is also used in model Passat GTE and we can expect acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in around 7,4 sec and the top speed of 124 mph. The fuel economy will be very good thanks to the special suspension system. It is unknown if the car will get special CVT gearbox or not.
Skoda Kodiaq Hybrid Price and Availability
The Skoda Kodiaq hybrid will start above the regular model beyond any doubt. Also, we can expect few trims in this model that will raise the price. However, the release date will be sometime in 2019.
Summing it up
The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq hybrid is an exciting SUV that will help the company to get a larger share of emerging hybrid SUV sector. With better styling, amenities, safety, fuel-efficient powertrain and overall good performance, it will woo the target buyers.
The price is yet unknown but it should not be much higher than that of the regular version.