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Skoda Kodiaq SUV Bookings Commence, India Launch Soon

The Skoda Kodiaq will be manufactured at the company's Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra.


Updated:May 1, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
Skoda Kodiaq SUV Bookings Commence, India Launch Soon
Skoda Kodiaq. (Photo Courtesy: Skoda India)

Skoda Kodiaq SUV was unveiled last year in September and has been one of the most anticipated SUV launches to happen in India ever since. The company's India arm Skoda India has listed the SUV on their website and has started accepting bookings for it as well. The booking amount, though, could vary as the bookings are being accepted across all dealerships in India.

The Skoda Kodiaq will be manufactured at the company's Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The global had a 7-seater offering, a first for Skoda.

Unveiled in Berlin and named after the Kodiak bear found in Archipelago in Alaska, the car is expected to be launched by mid-2017 and will compete against the likes of Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Toyota Fortuner.

The Kodiaq is built on Volkswagen's MQB platform and shares the underpinnings with the Superb and the Octavia. The styling is based on the Skoda Vision S concept, and this design language will be adopted in all future Skoda models. What immediately stands out is the new front-end design that sports a large radiator grille and the two double-headlights create a four-eyed face. The lights are all LEDs on the front as well as the back and the wheel arches are slightly angular. There are a total of 14 paint finishes on offer – four standard and 10 metallic colour options.

Internationally, the car has been unveiled with five engine options – two diesel and three petrol, and three transmission options – 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG and 7-speed DGS Transmission. Although the one expected to come to India is the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine with 7-speed DSG transmission. Another major attraction to the Kodiaq is the boot capacity, which is claimed to be the largest in the segment. According to the company, if you fold down all the seats in the 7-seater model, you can get a jaw-dropping boot space capacity of 2,065 litres.

It is also a feature loaded car that comes with technologies like adaptive cruise control, emergency auto braking with radar assist, Dynamic Chassis Control for different riding modes and Skoda Connect.

As of now, there has been no announcement about the exact pricing of the Kodiaq. Watch this space for updates.

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| Edited by: Manav Sinha
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