First unveiled in September 2016, the Skoda Kodiaq SUV is inching closer to its India launch. A unit of the upcoming SUV was recently spotted during its pre-launch test runs in India. The new Skoda Kodiaq is expected to arrive sometime in late-2017.
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The Kodiaq’s design represents the brand transfers its new design language into the SUV segment. The front end features a wide, three-dimensional radiator grille, and raked, full-LED headlights. The sides feature a long wheelbase, crisp lines, short overhangs, and slightly angular wheel arches. For the international market, a choice of 14 paint finishes is available – four standard colours and ten metallic colours. The appearance of the components varies according to the three trim levels – Active, Ambition and Style.
Five powertrains, two TDI and three TSI engines, make up the engine range at the launch of the Skoda Kodiaq. They have capacities of 1.4 and 2.0 l, and power output ranges from 125 PS to 190 PS. The 2.0 TDI is available in two versions. The first version generates 150 PS and 340 Nm. The top-of-the-range version delivers 190 PS and 400 Nm.
The range of petrol engines consists of two 1.4 TSI engines and one 2.0 TSI. The entry-level version of the compact four-cylinder generates 125 PS and 200 Nm of torque. In the more powerful version, the 1.4-litre exerts 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI petrol engine features a new combustion process for high efficiency. Power output is rated at 180 PS and 320 Nm of torque.
Expect the prices to start from INR 28-30 lakh (ex-shorwoom) onwards.
Spy images sourced via TeamBHP