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The new ŠKODA Kodiaq, which received its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, is the marque’s first full-size SUV. Following in the successful tyre treads of the more compact Yeti, the Kodiaq is available in S, SE, SE Technology, SE L and Edition trim levels. S grades are available as five-seat models only, while other trims also come in seven-seat variants.
The Kodiaq possesses an assertive stance and features a prominent radiator grille whose design flows seamlessly into discreet headlights. Lightweight and stylish 17-inch alloy wheels (rising in size according to grade) are fitted as standard. Other features include black roof rails and black side mouldings, and a tailgate that can be released electronically from inside the cabin. The vehicle’s windshield and side and rear windows are fitted with heat-insulating glass, while body-coloured power-adjustable and heated exterior mirrors feature integrated indicator lights. Further illumination is provided by range-adjustable headlights, LED daytime running lights, front fog lamps and rear LED combination lights.
The Kodiaq boasts impressive passenger space, particularly as far as headroom is concerned. Standard features include height-adjustable front seats, a multifunction steering wheel and a gearshift knob that both come leather-wrapped, and electronically controlled air conditioning. Stowage cubbies include two gloveboxes, a centre console box, phone storage and an underfloor compartment in the boot. Speaking of which, luggage capacity can be increased from 270 litres to a massive 2,005 litres by folding seats as required.
A 1.4-litre 123bhp petrol engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This delivers up to 53.3mpg, a 139g/km CO2 emissions figure, a peak torque of 200Nm and 0-60mph in less than 11 seconds. Meanwhile, a 2.0-litre 148bhp diesel option produces 340Nm of torque and returns an optimal 56.5mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 131g/km.
Entry-level S trims come with a four-speaker sound system, USB, SD and AUX inputs and a 6.5-inch screen. SE L grades add Columbus satellite navigation.
While the vehicle hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP at the time of writing, it’s believed that it is likely to receive a full five-star rating. Driver aids include Electronic Stability Control, City Emergency Braking, Blind-spot Detection, Hill-start Assist and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Rear three-point seatbelts, audio-visual seatbelt reminders, multiple airbags and child-seat anchor points are among the vehicle’s passive safety features.
The already highly-rated Kodiaq is available to pre-order now from RRG ŠKODA. To register interest or to reserve your preferred trim, don’t hesitate to complete our online contact from.