The seven-seat Czech sport utility vehicle is nearing its official introduction date – September 1 in Berlin – so the automaker is also upping its teasing efforts.
As we can all expect from the typical Skoda model, the seven-seat SUV will be one of the largest models in its class. It also appears some of the media representatives have already had the chance of a secret Kodiaq preview event where more details about the model perspired. The Kodiaq will be 4, 697 mm (184.9 inches) long, have a generous wheelbase of 2,791 mm (109.8 inches) and will reach an 1,882 mm (74 inches) width – all with a drag coefficient of 0.331. Practicality is key when discussing any Skoda model, so it will have 270 liters of cargo space with all seven seats on, 630 liters with the third row folded and a total cargo capacity of 2,055 liters with all seats taken out of the way. The MQB-based Kodiaq also has a five-seat model that comes with 720 liters of cargo space to begin with – and up to 2,165 liters with rear seats folded.
Engine wise, the range starts with the 1.4-liter TSI in 125 hp (92 kW) and 155 hp (114 kW) guises – linked to manual gearbox and a front-wheel-drive layout for the entry-level version. The better one has 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) and there’s also an optional setup with AWD and a DSG transmission. The top gasoline offering is the new 2.0 TSI packing 180 hp (132 kW) & 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) hooked to a DSG and AWD. Diesel options include the usual 2.0 TDI with 150 hp (110 kW) & 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) and 190 hp (140 kW) & 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).