Czech automobile-manufacturer Skoda Auto is all set to unveil its first seven-seater SUV, the Kodiaq, on Sept. 1 in Berlin. Ahead of the premiere, the SUV made an appearance at this year's Tour de France grand finale in a camouflaged avatar. Now, the company has released four close-up images that shed some light on the SUV.
The close-up images show the headlamp and grille cluster, side window section, tail lamps and alloy wheel design of the SUV. The grille, which is in line with the Skoda car models, is flanked by Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED DRLs. The headlamp and tail lamp designs are slim and wide. It also features sharp corners.
The new alloy wheel in Y-shape is in line with the VisionS concept which the Kodiaq is based on. The teaser images indicate that the Kodiaq's design will be influenced by Czech cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art that focuses on precise and crisp lines.
The Mladá Boleslav-based carmaker has already released many technical details of the Kodiaq. The SUV will measure 4,700mm in length and will be offered in a choice of five engines: two TDIs and three TSIs. The most powerful petrol engine, the 2.0-litre TSI, will develop 177bhp.
The SUV will be offered in six-speed manual and DSG transmissions in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive formats. It will also flaunt Driving Mode Select and Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC). Using these, the operation of the steering, accelerator, DSG transmission and suspension can be configured in multiple modes. The Kodiaq is based on the Volkswagen Group's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform.
After the global unveiling in Berlin, the Kodiaq will be showcased at the Paris Motor show in October. The market entry of Kodiaq has been scheduled for early 2017. Skoda India recently confirmed the launch of Kodiaq India in 2017.