Skoda has officially revealed the 2024 iteration of the Kodiaq for the global market. The SUV has been spotted and teased numerous times prior to its global premiere. There has been no official word from the automaker, however, market reports, assert that the new Kodiaq will arrive in India next year and be assembled at the company's Aurangabad plant. In terms of design, the carmaker has refreshed the exterior and offered the cabin almost an entirely new look. The length of the new generation model has increased by 61mm to 4,758mm. The wheelbase, though, stays identical at 2,971mm. The width of the SUV has shrunk by 18mm to 1,864mm, while the height has reduced by 17mm to 1,659mm. Let's look at some additional characteristics of the SUV before it comes to our market.
2024 Skoda Kodiaq: Exterior and Interior
The revised model has fresh matrix LED headlights with crystalline effect DRLs, which give 50% more light elements and 15% increased light output, claims the automaker. Skoda provides 17-inch to 20-inch alloy wheels for the SUV. At the rear, the revamped vehicle features connected-type LED taillamps. Further, the colour palette for the SUV comprises nine paint options, including the new Bronx Gold Metallic.
The interior of the SUV has a minimalistic vibe because of the clean design arrangement. A 13.0-inch infotainment system, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, a two-spoke steering wheel, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, climate control, wireless charging, and powered front seats, are some of the interior features.
Without folding the back seats, the revised model has a load capacity of 910 litres, which is 75 litres greater than before. However, when these seats are folded down, the capacity rises to 2,105 litres. The model with a seven-seat configuration, on the other hand, has a boot space of 340 litres behind the third row and 845 liters with the third row tucked down.
2024 Skoda Kodiaq: Powertrain and Safety Net
The new-generation model comes with a host of powertrain choices, including the 1.5-litre TSI petrol mill paired with mild hybrid technology that claims to offer 148bhp, a 2.0-litre TSI unit with an all-wheel drive setup that delivers 201bhp, a 2.0-litre TDI Diesel unit with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with power outputs of 151bhp and 201bhp, respectively. Also on offer for the first time is a plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes a 1.5-litre TSI engine paired with an electric motor that delivers a combined output of 201bhp, and a pure electric range of more than 100 kilometre.
The SUV has up to 9 airbags, hill hold assist, electronic stability control, and ABS with EBD. It also has a number of ADAS features, such as automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and parking assist.