The new Kodiaq is a large SUV that will be offered with five or seven seats. The Kodiaq is promising to trump rivals on list price and loadspace. It will also tap into the VW Group’s well-known engine line-up with 5 units available from launch. Auto Express has also learned that a 240bhp performance diesel version is on the cards along with Sportline, Scout and Laurin & Klement variants. A high performance Kodiaq vRS model is said to be “under discussion”.
The Skoda Kodiaq will be available at launch with a choice of two diesel engines and three petrols. The diesels are Skoda’s familiar 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit in two states of tune – 148bhp/340Nm and 187bhp/400Nm. The petrols are a 1.4-litre with 123bhp and 200Nm, a more powerful 1.4 that brings cylinder deactivation technology and offers 148bhp and 250Nm, and a 2.0 with 177bhp and 320Nm.