The Kodiaq is only offered in a single trim, which is priced at Rs. 34.49 lakh - ex-showroom, pan-India.
Based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, the Kodiaq is a premium 7-seater SUV that over takes the Superb as the most expensive vehicle in Skoda’s portfolio. In terms of design, it is hard to mistake the Kodiaq to be anything but a Skoda, especially thanks to the wide mustache grille. The clean looking rear of this SUV is flanked by tail lights that resemble those on the Superb, and many cars from Audi’s stable as well.
On the inside, the Skoda Kodiaq houses a neat and well-appointed dashboard with a vertically stacked design that houses wide grey trim in the centre. The infotainment system on the SUV has been borrowed from the Superb. Kodiaq also comes with a three-zone climate control, ambient lighting, touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electric front seats with memory function, panoramic sunroof, all-around parking sensors with reversing camera, full LED, 10 colour interior ambient lighting, full LED head and tail lamps, and much more.
For the time being, the Skoda Kodiaq is being offered only with one engine and gearbox combination - which, quite predictably, is VW group’s bread and butter 2.0-litre TDI diesel mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic. The motor on the Kodaiq is tuned to develop 148bhp of power, and 340Nm of peak torque which kicks in from just 1,750rpm. The ARAI certified fuel economy figure stands at 16.25 km/l.
Kodiaq is also the first-ever Skoda to come with different driving modes – Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow and Individual. Each of these modes alters the steering, engine and gearbox response. All wheel drive system also comes standard. Skoda is also offering a 4 year maintenance package with the Kodiaq, which comes at Rs. 59,999.
Read our first drive review of the Skoda Kodiaq here.