Skoda is preparing for the global debut of its new Kodiaq SUV and Superb sedan. The Czech automaker has recently revealed detailed images of the interiors and features in advance of their premiere. According to the teased image, the upcoming models will have a revamped dashboard layout, a larger free-standing infotainment unit, a relocated gear selector, as well as "smart" rotary controls along with a small screen housed inside. It is important to note that these dials, which are debuting in the new-generation Kodiaq and the Superb, are touted to offer simple access to a number of in-car features. The Kodiaq has vertically stacked vents and more leatherette upholstery, whilst the Superb has hidden air vents with vertical fins. According to Skoda, recycled polyester is used only in the upholstery. The gear selector is now located on the steering wheel column, much like in Mercedes-Benz cars, which is another significant alteration. Let's delve deeper into what both cars have in store for potential buyers.
2024 Skoda Superb, Kodiaq Interior: Key Details
Going more into the details of the interior, a 13.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto will be standard on both vehicles. As stated earlier, both cars include three rotary dials with 1.25-inch built-in displays below the infotainment system. A 10-inch digital instrument cluster with a HUD display is also included with the vehicles. The drive mode that is chosen will affect the colour theme that can be customised for the instrument cluster. The integrated displays provide a variety of information on the map zoom, driving modes, fan speed, air direction, volume, and smart air conditioning.
Other anticipated features for the Kodiaq include connected car technology, an incorporated navigation system, a premium sound system, a display of performance-oriented features, a display of power delivery, and a display of off-road information. Further, the required function can be configured via the infotainment system by pushing the central dial. A unique LED ambient light strip layout, 15W wireless smartphone charging, umbrella storage at the front doors, and a USB-C socket on the centre rearview mirror that can be used to connect the dashcam are additional highlights of the models. For two devices, the Kodiaq receives active cooling.
2024 Skoda Superb, Kodiaq Interior: Powertrain
The Skoda Kodiaq and the Superb are built on an updated version of the MQB platform, just like the majority of the forthcoming ICE-powered vehicles from the Volkswagen Group. The available powertrains include diesel, gasoline, petrol mild hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models. They will all be coupled to a DSG automatic transmission that will distribute power to either the front wheels or all four axles. The plug-in hybrids blend a 1.5 TSI gasoline engine with a single electric motor and a bigger 25.7kWh battery to provide an electric range of over 100-kilometre.
2024 Skoda Superb, Kodiaq Interior: Launch Timeline and Rivals
Next year, it is anticipated that the new-generation Skoda Kodiaq and Superb will both go on sale abroad. The models will arrive in the Indian market soon after that. The Skoda Kodiaq will continue to compete against the Jeep Meridian, the Toyota Fortuner, and the MG Gloster, whereas the Superb sedan will serve as a Toyota Camry alternative.