Skoda Kodiaq Spotted Testing In India For The First Time
By Seshan Vijayraghvan
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Published on March 15, 2017
- The Skoda Kodiaq test mule was seen without any camouflage
- The SUV will rival the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner
- The price is expected to be in the range of Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh
Skoda Kodiaq, the much anticipated seven-seater SUV from the Czech carmaker is all set to go on sale in India this year. The SUV has already arrived in India and has been spotted in the country for the first time without any camouflage. The Skoda Kodiaq first made an appearance at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and will mark the automaker's entry into the full-sized SUV space rivalling the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. We have already driven the SUV and have told you all that we know about the all-new Skoda Kodiaq.
The test mule which was spotted recently appears to the top-of-the-line style variant with sporty alloy wheels, LED taillamps and electrically operated ORVMs. That said these features are expected to be standard across variants. While we don't have an image of the front of the car, we know that the SUV will come sporting a three-dimensional radiator grille, narrow headlights, a well-sculpted bonnet with prominent lines and a very busy front bumper with a wide airdam and a LED foglamps place above it. The SUV also features short overhangs, slightly angular wheel arches, and C-shaped LED tail-lamps. Internationally the Skoda Kodiaq is offered with a choice of 14 paint finishes and three trim levels - Active, Ambition, and Style, which we hope the India-spec model will also get.
The cabin is also not visible in these images but as we said earlier, the Kodiaq will get a seven-seat layout with comfortable seats upholstered in fabric/leather combination and leather or Alcantara, control panel for the rear seats, rear AC vents, optional tri-zone climate control, and ambient lighting. The Kodiaq also gets a well-equipped infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and Skoda SmartLink with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. Skoda is likely to offer the Kodiaq with the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine mated to the 7-speed DSG. A petrol version may also be added to the carline in the future.
The Skoda Kodiaq will reach out shores as completely knocked-down (CKD) units and will be assembled at the carmaker's Aurangabad plant. This will allow the carmaker to achieve competitive pricing for the Skoda Kodiaq in order to make a strong case against its established rivals. In that sense we expect the Kodiaq to come with a price tag in the vicinity of Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh.
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