The very popular SUV market will be expanded with another great large sport utility vehicle. It is the brand new 2018 Skoda Kodiaq. This model has been firstly presented at the Geneva Motor Show. From what we have seen, the upcoming Kodiaq will offer an elegant exterior design, spacious and luxurious interior, excellent driving dynamics and nice performance. Because of the roomy cabin and this seven-seater should be very popular, especially among larger families. Furthermore, it will include many standard infotainment and safety features.
The new Skoda Kodiaq will be available in Scout and Sportline versions. Its main rival on the market will be Toyota Kluger. However, the Kodiaq will have more space in the third row, better infotainment system and it will be better to drive.
2018 Skoda Kodiaq powertrain and performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Skoda Kodiaq will be placed several types of engines. Those will be two petrol and two diesel units. So, the one option will be a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder TSI engine with the output of 150 horsepower. The next will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TSI unit which will be able to make 180 horses.
As for the diesel options, the first will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI engine. This one will be able to develop 150 horses. The most powerful unit will be a 2.0-liter TDI which will be capable of generating 190 horsepower. The engines will be couple to a seven-speed DSG transmission. The all-wheel drive system will be standard. Its top speed will be 210 km∕h.
Design of exterior and interior
The all new 2018 Skoda Kodiaq will ride on the Volkswagen Group`s Modular Transverse (MQB) architecture. Speaking of the exterior design, the upcoming Kodiaq will look powerful, attractive and very handsome. The front fascia will feature radiator grille and a pair of slim headlamps. The Sportline version will offer plenty of sporty details such as side window trim and black roof rails. As well, we will notice body-colored side trims and tinted rear side window. All over the body, there will be some nice silver details. The new Kodiaq will ride on standard 19-inch alloy wheels. However, for the Sportline version, the larger 20-inch wheels will be available too.
The interior of the 2018 Skoda Kodiaq will be roomy, comfortable and very modern. The cabin has three rows of seats and it is able to welcome up to eight passengers. The seats are nicely shaped and covered with Alcantara so as the door trims. The second row can slide back and forward and the third row can be folded down for more cargo space.
Furthermore, the multifunctional steering wheel will be upholstered in leather. The dashboard will feature an 8-inh touchscreen while in some markets it will be available with a 6.5-inch display. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity will be standard. Moreover, LED ambient lighting with 10 colors, air conditioning, Modular Infotainment Matrix with eight speakers will be standard too.
Release date and price of 2018 Skoda Kodiaq
The 2018 Skoda Kodiaq should arrive sometime during 2018. As for the price, some sources say that it will be around $36.000.