Skoda Kodiaq SUV India Launch: Highlights

The Skoda Kodiaq takes on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and even the Volkswagen Tiguan, though it is a 5-seater. The SUV is based on the MQB platform and this is the first 7-seater from Skoda India.

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The Skoda Kodiaq SUV is the first 7-seater SUV from the Czech carmaker

The new Skoda Kodiaq SUV has finally gone on sale in India today and we have all the highlights from the launch event here. We have already driven the new Kodiaq and told you all about it and this is the first seven-seater SUV from Skoda India. The Skoda Kodiaq is built on the same MQB platform as the Volkswagen Tiguan and in India, along with its German counterpart the Kodaiq will also rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, and Isuzu MU-X. The new Skoda Kodiaq SUV has been launched in India in only one - Style - variants and is priced at ₹ 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Also Read: Skoda Kodiaq Review

Skoda India is offering the India-spec Skoda Kodiaq will be offered in only one powertrain option for now - a 2-litre diesel engine mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The new DQ500 diesel engine makes about 148 bhp at 3,500-4,000 rpm and develops a peak torque of 340 Nm at 1,750-3,000 rpm. The Kodiaq gets 4x4 as standard, which is on all the time with the torque vectoring system delivering 96 per cent of the torque to the front wheels. Upon requirement, it could send up to 50 per cent of the torque to the rear wheels as well.

Also Read: Skoda Kodiaq Price Expectations 

The interior of the new Skoda Kodiaq, on the other hand, gets a more luxurious treatment with a well laid-out dashboard with soft-touch plastic and wooden panels. At the centre you get a large 8-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features include ambient lighting, hands-free park-assist, electric sunroof, and more.

Also Read: Skoda Kodiaq SUV vs Rivals: Specifications Comparison

Here are all the live updates from the launch of the new Skoda Kodiaq:

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Oct 4, 2017
The price is ex-showroom Pan India and Skoda will only offer one fully-loaded version.




Oct 4, 2017
And The Prices Are Out!
The all-new Skoda Kodiaq has been launched in India at Rs. 34.49 Lakh (ex-showroom, India)

Oct 4, 2017
Skoda Kodiaq will will come with 4 year warranty and 4 years Skoda Assist  as standard along with 4 years maintenance package less than Rs. 60,000.


Oct 4, 2017
Variants and Colour Options
The Skoda Kodiaq will be available in only one full-loaded variant - Style that will come in four colour options.

Oct 4, 2017
Electronic stability control, Airbags, ABS with EBD are some of the safety features that come as standard in the new Skoda Kodiaq. Traction control, all-round parking sensors, and reverse-parking camera. Plus, the European Skoda Kodiaq did get a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP are also on offer.


Oct 4, 2017
The new Skoda Kodiaq is just the first of the new SUVs the company is set to introduce. Globally the company has already introduced the Karoq, which is also set to come to India later.
Oct 4, 2017
The new Skoda Kodiaq is just the first of the new SUVs the company is set to introduce. Globally the company has already introduced the Karoq, which is also set to come to India later.
Oct 4, 2017
Ashutosh Dixit talks about the design and styling features of the Skoda Kodiaq.

The SUV comes with an all-LED lighting setup, strong character lines across the bonnet and profile to add a muscular touch, LED tailamps, 18-inch alloy wheels and more.

Oct 4, 2017
Ashutosh Dixit - Director Sales and Marketing, Skoda India takes the stage to talk about the company's sales network. The company together with dealers has invested over 100 Crore to improve it's sales network. 

Oct 4, 2017
Klaus-Dieter Schurmann, Member of Board of Management and CFO, Skoda Auto, talks about the company's performance and the new Skoda Kodiaq.

Oct 4, 2017
Skoda Kodiaq Design and Features
The 7-seater configuration of the Skoda Kodiaq is standard for the Indian market. So you'll get a  boot space of 270 litres when all seats are upright and a massive 2005 litres with the 2nd and 3rd row down.


Oct 4, 2017
The Skoda Kodiaq employs the company's latest crystalline design language with sharp lines, creased metal and layered bejeweled lighting elements. The wide, three-dimensional radiator grille is striking and the narrow, raked headlights flow seamlessly into the radiator grille. The grille is flanked by sharp headlamps and LED daytime running lights.


Oct 4, 2017
Though the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan are based on the same MQB platform, the former is a 7-seater and is longer at 4,697 mm, wider at 1,882 mm, and even taller at 1,676 mm and comes with a wheelbase of 2,791 mm. At the same time, the ground clearance is also pretty decent at 187 mm, which is better than the Tiguan's 149 mm.


Oct 4, 2017
As mentioned before the Kodiaq is the first full-size SUV from the carmaker, but the company is not entirely new to this segment. Earlier Skoda introduced the Yeti in India, a 5-seater soft-roader which could really give SUVs in this space a run for their money. Sadly it was not as well received as in other global markets, and with the introduction of 7-seaters like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour, which came with a similar price tag, the Yeti lost whatever little hold it had on the segment. But, with the new Kodiaq, Skoda hope to regain its position in the full-size SUV space.


Oct 4, 2017
Skoda Kodiaq India Launch
After almost a year from its global launch, the Skoda Kodiaq SUV is finally set to be launched in India today. Stay tuned as we bring you all the updates from the launch.