Launch to held this September.
After its international rollout this year, the Skoda Kodiaq is set to arrive in India in September and is currently undergoing local testing. CarWale reader Divyansh Agnihotri recently spotted a Skoda Kodiaq test mule sans camouflage in Pune.
The Skoda Kodiaq is the first SUV developed with the brand's new design language for SUVs. Not just that, the Kodiaq is also the Czech carmaker's first vehicle offering three-row seating, and has the largest luggage compartment in its class. It measures 4,697 mm in length, 1,882 mm in width and 1,676 mm in height, has a wheelbase of 2,791 mm and offers a ground clearance of 187 mm. International markets have the options of 5- and 7-seat variants, and India will get the latter.
The Skoda Kodiaq is available with five engines globally: 92 kW (123.32 hp) 1.4-litre TSI petrol, 110 kW (147.45 hp) 1.4-litre TSI petrol, 132 kW (176.94 hp) 2.0-litre TSI petrol, 110 kW (147.45 hp) 2.0-litre TDI diesel and 140 kW (187.67 hp) 2.0-litre TDI diesel. Skoda India could pick out the 132 kW (176.94 hp) 2.0-litre TSI petrol and the 140 kW (187.67 hp) 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines along with the 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.
Full-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch Trinity alloy wheels, rear LED light cluster, three-zone Climatronic climate control, 8.0-inch Amundsen touchscreen infotainment system with 2.5D navigation and SmartLink+ for Apple CarPlay Android Auto and MirrorLink, electrically adjustable panoramic sunroof and at least eight airbags are some of the expected main features of the Indian-spec Skoda Kodiaq.
Prices could start around 27 lakh (ex-showroom) and would go above INR 30 lakh for the top-end configuration.
Dealerships are unofficially taking pre-orders for an amount ranging from INR 20,000 to INR 51,000, and the launch will take place in September.
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