While we’re a few months away from the Paris Motor Show reveal, the Czech automaker Skoda has already kicked off the teasing game for its newest model – the anticipated seven-seat SUV Kodiaq.
The model has already been previewed this March during the Geneva Motor Show using the VisionS concept, and as we have come to expect from Skoda, its first-ever even-seat SUV will also boast the largest trunk in its segment. The Volkswagen subsidiary has already kicked off the teasing game using a couple of sketches depicting the Kodiaq – and as we all know it, the virtual reality is far more appealing than its real counterpart. The model’s official public debut has been scheduled for late September, during the press preview days of the Paris Motor Show. The design is of course here depicted as being more attractive than in reality – we doubt the Skoda three-row SUV is capable of looking as exciting as these drawings.
Anyways, if it uses at least some of the design cues showcased with the VisionS concept, the Kodiaq will feature a bold stance with sculpted bodywork and a huge practical credential list. The high-riding model is scheduled to bring the biggest trunk in the segment and standard versions will come with a five-seat arrangement – with the foldable third row being an optional extra. Sitting above the Yeti in the Skoda roster, the new large SUV should span about 4.7 meters (185 inches) – even though it’s based off the same architecture that underpins group brothers such as VW Tiguan and the Seat Ateca. The powertrains should also come from here, with a wide array of three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, all with turbo as an added flavor.