Skoda India recently revealed its plans for the domestic market wherein the company will launch 4 new products. 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV is one of the four products that the company is looking to bring-in for the Indian market. This premium 7-seater SUV has derived its name from an Alaskan bear named Kodiak. The upcoming 7-seater SUV is one amongst the most anticipated cars in the global market. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB platform, the Skoda Kodiaq will be positioned above the Superb. This new flagship product from Skoda is expected to reach Indian shores by the end of next year.Exteriors and DesignOn the exterior front, the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq 7-seater SUV gets sharp and edgy design characteristics which are based on Skoda’s latest design philosophy. Upfront, the premium SUV exhibits signature butterfly styled grille, elegantly designed LED headlights, plastic body cladding, front bumpers with wider air dams and Oblong shaped fog lamps. On the sides, it gets bulging wheel arches, a sloping roofline and the character lines running across the length accentuates the elegance of the profile. The rear end gets dual exhaust system, all-new tail lights and tailgate mounted spoiler. Dimensionally, the SUV will measure 4700mm in length, 1910mm in width, 1680mm in height and gets 2790mm of wheelbase and 168mm of ground clearance.Tamil Nadu based company modifies Toyota Innova CrystaSkoda Octavia Black Edition to come next yearSkoda Octavia vRS: 5 unique points2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV – What we know till nowInteriorOn the inside, the 2017 Kodiaq 7-seater SUV sports luxurious cabin space with hi-tech equipments such as large display on the instrument cluster, touch-screen infotainment system, advanced safety features and much more. With 4.70 metre in length, the SUV is designed to offer best-in-class luggage capacity deriving it with a unique selling point in thesegment. Feature wise, the SUV bags digital instrument cluster, a digital centre stack, touch-screen controls, 6 airbags, dual zone automatic climate control, Parking Distance Control with Braking, Multi-functional Steering Wheel and such other features.Engine SpecificationsPowering the upcoming Kodiaq premium SUV will be a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine capable of developing 156bhp of maximum power with peak torque of 250Nm. Moreover, the petrol unit will also be mated to an electric motor that generates additional 54bhp of power with 220Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities are likely to be carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox but a 6-speed automatic DSG gearbox is also expected to be on offer. The upcoming SUV can easily reach from 0 to 100kmph in just 7.4 seconds for attaining the top speed of 200 kmph.PriceThis 7-seater SUV from Czech based auto maker will be categorized in the premium segment and is expected to be tagged in the price bracket of INR 22lakh to INR 30lakh (ex-showroom).CompetitorsOnce launched in India, the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV will go head-on-head against the rivals such as Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Fortuner and Volkswagen Tiguan.
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