Named after the Kodiak bear found in Kodiak archipelago in south-west Alaska, Skoda Kodiaq is going to be the first 7-seat model from the stables of Czech auto giant wherein the third row seats are optional. The SUV is built on Volkswagen’s versatile MQB platform that also underpins Octavia and Superb sedans. Under the hood Skoda it offers 3 engines with 5 outputs. In India we are likely to see 3 of those permutations: 2.0 TSI (petrol, 177 bhp, 320 Nm), 2.0 TDI (diesel, 147 bhp, 340 Nm), 2.0 TDI (diesel, 187 bhp, 400 Nm). The India spec car is likely to have AWD and 7-Speed DSG as standard across all three. Besides, the SUV will also get an optional Dynamic Chassis Control which enables the SUV to switch between several modes on its engines, steering, throttle response transmission and suspension. Akin to other Skoda models, Kodiaq gets a boot capacity of 720 litres that can further be expanded to 2,065 litres. The SUV is quite rich in terms of technical aides and packs in plethora of equipment including Skoda Connect Touchscreen Infotainment system with Google Earth, WiFi, Apple CarPlay, 360-degree cameras, emergency systems among several others.