Only yesterday, official design sketches of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV were released by Skoda Design. Today, a new render based on those sketches imagine how the India bound 7-seat SUV will look like when its sometime in 2017. Picking a leaf from the Vision S Concept from 2013, the Kodiaq will be the VW-owned, Czech manufacturer’s largest SUV. The render mixes the Vision S’s creases and stance with production friendly bumpers, wheels, mirrors and headlamps. Highlights of the design include high mounted fog lamps, the new Skoda family grille with chunky, twin slats and sharp, edgy bodywork.
The Kodiaq name is derived from a species of Alaskan bear
The Kodiaq will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB front-wheel-drive platform. It is expected to get a 2.8 meter long wheelbase, along with 4.7 meter length in order to accommodate that third row of seats. When it goes on sale in Europe later this year, the Skoda Kodiaq will draw power from a range of turbo-diesel and turbo-petrol engines clubbed to a choice of manual or dual clutch automatic transmissions. An all-wheel-drive option will also be available, while a a plug-in hybrid model is expected to join the range at a later stage. For more details on the Kodiaq – India bound Skoda Kodiaq 7-seat SUV spied for the first time
Render Source: Focus Online